Water supply back to full capacity in typhoon-devastated Tacloban
International donors, aid agencies and Philippines government get life-saving clean water back on tap
Tacloban/Manila/New York 17 November 2013. At least 200,000 people affected by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippine city of Tacloban and six surrounding districts are now receiving clean water for cooking and drinking, as the first water treatment plant came back to full operating capacity last night.
Since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines just over a week ago, the water treatment plant for Leyte district was only operating at one-fifth of its normal capacity, leaving survivors of the storm vulnerable to disease and sickness.
The next steps will be to repair water distribution lines and provide water in the harder to reach areas.
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