‘Garnier Mousellar Water’: A ‘beautiful’ product from the Philippines
GORDON’S MILLIGAN, Calif.
— (AP) A brand new water treatment plant in the Philippines has made headlines because of a water quality that the company says is among the highest in the world.
The Philippines produces more than 70% of the world’s tap water.
But many Filipinos say the country lacks adequate drinking water.
A new water facility is being built by the GORDONS MILLIGANS plant in Davao del Norte, Philippines, which produces the world`s highest concentration of muriatic acid.GORDON`S MILLINGER CO., Ltd.
is building the plant in a former banana plantation near Davao City.
The plant will produce 100 million liters of water per day for a total of 1.5 billion liters, the company said in a statement.
The water is delivered to the Philippine capital Manila.
The company`s CEO, Carlos Villalobos, says the water will be clean, odor-free, and safe for people to drink.
The plant, which opened in the late 1970s, has since been used for about 1.2 million people.
Gordons is the largest water company in the Pacific nation, and has plants in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand.
It owns a refinery in Vietnam that distributes the company`’s products.
It said it plans to make up to 1 million new gallons of water a day.
Villalobos said he was inspired to build a new water plant because the world needs to address the water crisis in the region.
The world has reached a tipping point.
We have to stop that and start a fresh path, he said.
The United Nations estimates that by 2030, about one in five Filipinos will die from a lack of clean water, and the number of cases of waterborne diseases will double.
The Philippines has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with about one child dying every 30 minutes.
The country has also reported an increase in waterborne illnesses, with the number more than doubling in the past decade.
In an effort to address this, the Philippine government has launched a nationwide pilot program to test the quality of water at drinking water wells, and introduced a ban on using tap water from private companies.