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Bababa na ang baha! DPWH opens 2 pumping stations in Valenzuela

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Saturday opened two new pumping stations in Valenzuela City to ease its flooding problem.

The pumping stations located at Barangays Wawang Pulo and Coloong feature six submersible axial flow propeller pumps, generator sets, flood gates, conveyors, stop logs, gantry cranes, and one diesel storage tank for each with a capacity of 20,000 liters.

The pumping stations has a provision of primary and secondary trash rakes that hinder garbage and other wastes from intruding the pumps which also helps in keeping the river clean.

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said the pumping stations in Valenzuela were part of the priority projects under the feasibility study on the Valenzuela-Obando-Meycauayan area and Drainage System Improvement Project.

“We implemented these projects to help in draining major areas of Valenzuela City to the Meycauayan River, easing the damages caused by frequent flooding that the residents have long been suffering from,” he said.

Also present in the ceremony are the following officials: UPMO-FCMC Project Director Patrick B. Gatan, Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian, and Valenzuela 1st District Congressman Wesley T. Gatchalian.