Cebu Capitol to monitor water quality

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The Cebu Provincial Government will strictly monitor the cleanliness of the water distributed to residents of the province.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Resolution 1896 ordering all local governments and water utilities of each city and municipality to undergo sewerage or septage and sanitation programs.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identified multiple sampling points in the province where the water has breached the normal sanitation standards, said 6th district Board Member Thadeo Jovito “Jonkie” Ouano.

The resolution said the poor sanitation standards have posed multiple health hazards for residents. (

“Outbreaks of water-borne diseases has occurred in a number of localities affecting the health of countless Cebuanos even the whole of the Philippines, as dengue is prevalent in other localities,” it stated.

The Department of Health declared a nationwide dengue epidemic in August following the massive spike in the dengue cases in various parts of the nation and with a reported death count of 633 patients.