- Cebu City Government, Metropolitan Cebu Water District
Whereas, the Cebu City Council and the Cebu Provincial Board have declared the City and Province of Cebu, respectively, to be under a state of calamity due to the ongoing drought;
Whereas, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is no longer able to keep up with the City's demand for water leaving most, if not all areas of the City and Province of Cebu, suffering from a lack of water;
Whereas, the MCWD as of April 6, 2016, announced that the deficit between supply and demand caused by the phenomenon has already gone up to 19,000 cubic meters per day;
Whereas, the Philippine Water Resource, Inc. (PWRI) is operating a desalination plant intended for locators at the South Reclamation Properties, and is requesting the mayor to allow it (PWRI) to sell at least 10,000 cubic meters of water per day to the MCWD in order to keep up with its loan obligations;
Now, wherefore, we the undersigned residents of Cebu, hereby petition the Government of Cebu City, through the Honorable City Mayor and the City Council, and the Metropolitan Cebu Water District to:
1. Allow the PWRI to sell as much water as it can possibly supply to the MCWD so that the MCWD can keep up with, or at least reduce the deficit in its supply of water;
2. Allow the PWRI to put up and invest on a pipeline that will connect it to the MCWD;
3. As the situation caused by the lack of water may soon turn dire, and cause unnecessary suffering to the residents of Cebu City, to use all its powers, including special ones it may use under a state of calamity/emergency, to effect the above stated objectives.
The Connect MCWD to PWRI's Desalination Plant petition to Cebu City Government, Metropolitan Cebu Water District was written by Donato Sotero A. Navarro and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.