Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Grab Philippines launched a free water delivery service called Grab Igib to help those affected by the water crisis in Metro Manila.

Grab said the water is free, but customers can opt to buy the container for P100. Up to 5 gallons of water can be delivered.

The service was initially available from March 27 to 29 in Quezon City and Marikina City. Grab will reopen the service in both cities starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City.

"Grab will continue to monitor the shortage and as long as we see the need to provide the service then we will try to continue to provide Grab Igib in the coming weeks," said Grab spokesperson Nicka Hosaka.

Grab Igib will be available from 4 pm to 9 pm from Wednesday to Friday, and from 4 pm to 6 pm during weekends. Here are the areas covered:

Grab Philippines advised consumers that the water from its delivery service is not potable.

Here's how customers can book the service:

Option 1

Option 2

Select areas in Metro Manila and Rizal serviced by concessionaire Manila Water have been experiencing water interruptions in March, due to a supply shortage. (READ: Manila Water's supply crisis: What we know so far)

The government is aiming for 99% water supply restoration by the end of March. (READ: MWSS on water shortage: It's our fault–

Aika Rey

Aika Rey covers the Philippine Senate for Rappler. Before writing about politicians, she covered budget, labor, and transportation issues.