DSWD to distribute bottled water to families affected by water shortage in Albay

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to keep in touch with the local government unit (LGU) of Sto. Domingo, Albay to provide safe potable water to residents affected by the water shortage.

Currently, the Department is procuring 10,000 pieces of 6 liters bottled water for distribution to affected households in 17 barangays in the town.

This is in addition to the 12,000 liters of water supply brought by water sanitation trucks of the provincial government and the water provision given by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of Sto. Domingo and neighboring town, Tabaco City.

DSWD and concerned LGUs will continue to supply potable water to the families until the problem is fixed.

To date, the DSWD Field Office-V reported that there are 5,129 households or 24,290 persons affected by the water shortage.

Meanwhile, considering the abnormal activity of the Mayon Volcano, DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo assures Albayanos that the Department is prepared to respond to any disaster.

"Aside from the assistance that will be provided to residents affected by the water shortage, the Department has enough resources for distribution in case the condition of the Mayon Volcano aggravates," assured Sec. Taguiwalo.

The DSWD FO-V has a total of stockpile and standby funds amounting to P90,668,851.12.

Source: Philippine Information Agency