Cebu evacuees warned against contaminated water

Aiza Layague, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 23 2018 11:44 PM

The Department of Health in Central Visayas warned the evacuees in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City in Cebu to refrain from drinking water from sources inside the evacuation centers due to the fecal coliform and E.coli found in the water samples.

Among the 7 evacuation centers, samples from 5 evacuation centers were contaminated.

Water from the following evacuation centers tested positive of fecal coliform and E.coli:

1. APO Cemex (covered court)
2. Naalad Elementary School
3. Naga Central School (Elementary)
4. Naga National High School
5. Enan Chiong Activity Center

The samples collected came from faucets in the comfort rooms, water dispensers, deep-well and fire trucks.

Eleven evacuees have been reportedly suffering from diarrhea.