FACED WITH a 15,000-cubic-meter (cu.m.) deficit in water supply daily, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is tapping suppliers for additional volume to improve service in several areas experiencing low pressure to no water supply. MCWD, in a statement on Monday, said they are ready to accept the additional volume from existing bulk suppliers as well as the offer of Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRII). “MCWD is ready to accept the 2,500 cu.m. per day in Mactan and 2,000 cubic meter per day from the Cebu City plant of MRII. Also, MRII offered to treat the wells in Apas that are affected by high levels of nitrate,” MCWD said. MCWD General Manager Jose Eugenio Singson Jr. said that once the water district determines that the treatment price is acceptable, it will enter into an agreement with MRII. MCWD’s average daily production of 238,000 cu.m. has gone down due to the dry spell and the lowering of water levels of its Jaclupan facility and the Buhisan Dam. — The Freeman