VALENZUELA CITY – Two new pumping stations were recently inaugurated in Valenzuela City which will alleviate flood in low-lying areas in the city, a report by Manila Bulletin said.
The pumping stations are developed to mitigate flood in Valenzuela City by installing submersible pumps and constructing flood control walls along the Meycauayan River.
The facilities include six submersible axial flow propeller pumps, with a capacity of 3.5 cubic meters per pump, and a diesel storage tank, with a capacity of 20,000 liters. It also has generator sets, flood gates, conveyors, stop logs and gantry cranes.
The pumping stations will also feature primary and secondary trash rakes that will block garbage and other wastes from flowing to the water.
Located in Barangay Wawang Pulo and Barangay Coloong, the two new adjacent pumping stations will help the local government address its flood problem which usually occurs during rainy season.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said the P1.02-billion projects are part of the priority projects as outlined in the feasibility study on Valenzuela-Obando-Meycauayan (VOM) areas and Drainage System Improvement Project.