Navotas inaugurates 3 new pumping stations

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MANILA, Philippines–The Navotas City government has recently inaugurated three new pumping stations to help alleviate the city’s flood problem.

The three new pumping stations, located at F. Ablola Street, Vadeo 6, and Apugan in Barangay Tangos, bring to 37 the number of pumping stations, which channel excess water from the Malabon-Navotas River into the Manila Bay during heavy rains and storms.

Navotas Mayor John Reynald Tiangco said the pumping stations will also help drain water away during extremely high tides.

“We always ensure that the residents and the operators of these pumping stations are always on alert during these situations to avoid flooding,” Tiangco said in a statement.

The city government is constructing two more pumping stations in Barangay (village) Sipac-Almacen to bring up the number of pumping stations in the city to 39.

Pumping stations are vital to keep floodwaters away from Navotas City. The breakdown of two pumping stations in Barangays Bangkulasi and North Bay Boulevard-South during the height of torrential monsoon rains in August 2012 was cited by the city government as the reason for flooding in the city.

The pumping stations were repaired and operational after the monsoon rains, Tiangco said, while also reporting that preventive maintenance works were being conducted on all of the city’s operating pumping stations.

Aside from the pumping stations, Tiangco revealed that two sections of the Navotas Mega Dike project from Barangay Bagumbayan North to Navotas West has been completed, at a cost of P90 million.

The mega dike project, being constructed in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways, aims to build a seawall along the city’s barangays facing Manila Bay to prevent storm surges and high tides from flooding parts of the city.

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  • $5699914

    Why no mention of how effective the operation of the pumps would be?
    No mention of what the people would expect: would there be no more knee-deep flooding this time?
    Ah, oo nga pala, lumalabas na propaganda lang for the election itong ginawa ng mayor….makes sense to me now.

    • dodong1

      hintayin mo nalang pad dumating na yung baha kung gaano ka effective itong mga pumping stations na to….hindi na knee deep flooding kung ankle deep na lang ….ha ha ha ha ha…ihanda mo lagi yung banka mo just in case these pumps fail..ha ha ha

  • huseng_batute

    With climate change and global warming the floods in the CAMANAVA area will only get worse.

    Sayang lang ang pagod sa pumps kasi magkakatubig at magkakatubig sa low-lying areas.

    Better spend the money raising the street level.  Tapos yung mga may-ari ng bahay lipat na lang kayo sa 2nd floor, patambakan yung first floor.

    In time magiging flood-free din kayo pag naitaas nyo nang lahat.

  • boybakal

    Navotas inaugurates 3 new Pumping Stations…

    This is good for the Navotas people…if you don’t have money to pay for the motel, just go to the pumping station, it is free.
    Navotas Pumping Station…fitting name indeed…pump for Botas.

  • Anqui

    The pumps shall be tested and be ready for function-ability before the rain comes…not tested  during flood and repaired after the flood season.   THE HORSE BEFORE THE CART NOT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE!!!  

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