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Water Testing Services

Requested from MNWD by R. Dela Cruz at 05:31 PM on Oct 31, 2022.
Purpose: Reference and Citation
Date of Coverage: 10/31/2022 - 10/31/2022
Tracking no: #MNWD-896682610089

Dela Cruz 05:31 PM, Oct 31, 2022

Hi! I am a student researcher and I would like to request some information from your company. Precisely the following questions: 

1. What machines/methods do you use in testing the potability of the water? 
2. What contaminants can you detect in the water? Are microplastics and sediments included? 
3. How much does water testing cost?

Saballa 08:47 AM, Nov 02, 2022

November 2, 2022

Dear Remee Adriana,

Thank you for your request dated Oct 31, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Water Testing Services.

We received your request on Oct 31, 2022 and will respond on or before Nov 21, 2022 05:31:03 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #MNWD-896682610089.

Thank you.


Mary France Saballa
FOI Officer

Abundo 01:38 PM, Nov 03, 2022

November 3, 2022

Dear Remee Adriana Dela Cruz,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 31, 2022 05:31:03 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You asked for Water Testing Services, particularly the following:
1. Machines/methods use in testing the water potability;
2. Contaminants detected in water (microplastic and sediments); and
3. Cost of water testing.

Your FOI request is approved. Below are the details of your requested information.
1. The MNWD laboratory is using the Mulitple Tube Fermentation Test (MTFT) with the aid of the following machineries:
       a.) Incubator
       b.) Biosafety Cabinet
       c.) Autoclave
       d.) Refrigerator
       e.) Water Bath
2. The substance that can be detected by this test are the Total & Fecal Coliforms.
3. The TCT/FCT test cost P 300.00 per sample.

Hope that we satisfy your request.

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to MNWD Board of Directors. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


Maricel Abundo
FOI Receiving Officer

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