To help Manila residents who’ve temporarily lost access to water, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has sent water tankers to areas of the city with disrupted service. 

Three villages in Pandacan have been left without water due to major pipe realignment work that started Friday, which Maynilad Water Services Inc. is conducting in Sampaloc. 

The pipe work is set to complement the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) flood control project.

So far, PRC has distributed 40,000 liters of potable water to areas affected by the service disruption. However, some residents are scheduled to regain water access today (November 2). 

PRC first deployed its water tankers in Barangay 870 on Saturday (October 30), unloading 20,000 liters to more than 3,000 residents. 

The next day, another 20,000 liters of potable water was delivered to Barangays 826 and 872.

A total of seven emergency units were called on to service residents affected by the pipeline realignment. 

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