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DPWH UNCLOGS DRAINAGE INLETS IN MANILA ROADS

Responding to a recent flooding incident, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now declogging and cleaning drainage inlets in various roads in Manila.

“Regular declogging and desilting operation is being undertaken by the Department, along with drainage improvement projects, and construction of additional pumping stations to minimize flooding along Metro Manila roads,” Secretary Mark Villar said.

In his report to Villar, DPWH South Manila District Engineer Mikunug Macud said that a maintenance team was deployed to remove garbage from the inlets along portions of Taft Avenue, Remedios Street, and General Malvar Street.

“Trash blocked the flow of floodwater to the drainage system.”

“Trash blocked the flow of floodwater to the drainage system, causing as high as 20 centimeters of floodwater along these roads in Malate, Manila,” Macud explained.

As flood-mitigation interventions are being conducted so as not to hamper mobility, DPWH is appealing to the public to do their part in the proper waste management towards the effective function of the drainage system.

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