Recently in the progressive City of Muntinlupa, the City Council approved an ordinance to adjust certain water fees locally, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.
To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
The Muntinlupa City Council passed an ordinance increasing fees imposed on water refilling stations and other water providers operating in the city.
Majority Floor Leader Raul Corro said the Muntinlupa City Council enacted on Dec. 12 a new ordinance adjusting certain water fees.
This amended Ordinance 18-175, passed in 2018, establishing the monitoring, evaluating and regulating the operation of all water refilling and stations, water sellers, bulk of water delivery tankers and other establishments, corporation or association providing drinking water for public consumption, whether for free or for a fee in Muntinlupa.
Under the new ordinance, with Councilor Luvi Constantino as principal author, water laboratory fee for physical and chemical analysis covering 14 test parameters will increase from P2,500 to P3,000.
The above news report ended emphasizing the following adjustments: Fluoride test fee increased to P350 from P290; chloride to P300 from P240; nitrate to P350 from P330; sulfate to P350 from P260; and total hardness (titrimetric) at P300.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this recent development? If you are running a water-related business in Muntinlupa, how do you think the latest adjustments will affect your business?
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