THE increase in water rates will only be imposed once the consumers feel water supply is available.

This was what the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) assured its consumers as it enters into a water desalination project with FDC Utilities Inc., a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC).

John Neville Macabenta, MCWD’s acting corporate planning department manager, said the FDC targets to start the distribution of desalinated water by next year.