Passi brgy stops us­ing con­tam­i­nated wells

Panay News - - MAJOR STORIES -  By Re­sel Joy Tianer o

ILOILO – Res­i­dents of Barangay Tubud in Passi City where cases of ty­phoid fever were recorded re­cently have stopped us­ing their con­tam­i­nated wells.

Res­i­dents cur­rently buy from water re­fill­ing sta­tions for their drink­ing water, said Barangay Cap­tain Elena del Castillo.

The Bureau of  Fire  Pro­tec­tion  also de­liv­ers free water to the vil­lage ev­ery other day upon the in­struc­tion of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Passi, she told News.

Barangay Tu­bod has a pop­u­la­tion of Panay 1,058 or 252 house­holds but del Castillo clar­i­fied that only 96 house­holds were af­fected by con­tam­i­nated wells. Eight fire trucks were de­liv­er­ing water to them, she said.

Yes­ter­day, the fa­ther and

JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN

OFF-LIM­ITS. These com­mu­nal wells in Barangay Tu­bod, Passi City are off-lim­its to res­i­dents. Two vil­lagers re­cently died of ty­phoid fever. The wells have been found to be con­tam­i­nated.

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