MANILA – The Quezon City Government on Saturday said it will mobilize fire trucks to deliver water to hundreds of thousands of residents affected by the water shortage. Ares Gutierrez, head of the Quezon City Public Affairs and Information Services Department, said a joint monitoring center will be activated to oversee the operations. “We want to make sure that emergency relief will reach affected residents in an efficient and orderly manner,” he said. Manila Water representatives revealed that over 285,000 households in 82 of the city’s 142 villages are affected by the water shortage. The Quezon City Fire District, which has 18 fire stations, will take the lead in rationing water to the affected areas. The Quezon City Barangay and Community Relations Department will coordinate with local officials in monitoring the situation on the ground level. Quezon City residents may report their water supply concerns to Manila Water Hotline 1627 or to Quezon City Hotline Dial 122.