The Tagbilaran City Health Office (CHO) on Thursday debunked reports indicating that some water refilling stations in the city are selling products unsafe for consumption.
According to Joeslyn Opendo, CHO sanitary inspector, their office conducts weekly inspections of the quality of water being sold by refilling stations to ensure the publicâ€™s safety.
Opendo said that said establishments selling purified water in Tagbilaran City have passed the safety standard of the CHO in the regular inspections.
Other establishments which have not met the officeâ€™s standards have already been shut down, she added.
There are 130 refilling stations in Tagbilaran City and each are being subjected to tight monitoring by the CHO.
Reports have recently emerged indicating that water being sold at cheaper prices are unsafe for consumption, but these were debunked by the sanitary inspector.
She said that drinking water prices have dropped due to competition caused by the large quantity of suppliers in the city.
A 20-liter of purified water was usually sold at P20 but the average price had dropped to P12 in recent months. (Allen Doydora)Â