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Water concessionaire goes to Marawi

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Marawi-city -- AFP
Residents load their belongings into a tricycle as they prepare to evacuate Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2017, as the battle between government troops and Islamist militants continue. Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said May 26 as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46. — AFP

MAYNILAD WATER Services, Inc. has deployed its mobile water treatment plant to embattled Marawi City, a statement by the concessionaire said. Maynilad said its mobile water treatment plant, which uses reverse osmosis and chlorination technology to remove bacteria and contaminants from any water source, can produce about 7,000 gallons of water per day — enough to meet the daily drinking requirements of some 17,000 people. The company recently turned over the treatment plant to the Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Maynilad also said it donated clothes, 500 pieces of bottled water, and 150 portable water microfilters to the soldiers and the families in the evacuation areas. This initiative is in partnership with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

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