“There is no water security under privatization and this will get worse unless the government acts now. We have always asserted that privatization is wrong. We must abandon privatization and government should take over these water utilities to ensure not just water security but also transparency and accountability,” Zarate said amid the recent water interruptions due to declining water levels in Angat Dam.
“Up till now we are receiving reports that in some barangays in Mandaluyong, they are getting two hour worth of weak water supply after a week of not having water at all,” said Zarate.
“We will definitely file another complaint against Manila Water for more rebates for their customers if this continues,” he added.