(Metro News) MMDA repairs 2 pumping station in Malabon

October 11, 2011 10:58 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday that they will repair faster of its two relief pumping stations in Malabon City to make sure it will be functioning in full before Tropical Depression "Ramon" hit the country.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino has directed the flood control unit of the agency under Engineer Baltazar Melgar to make sure that the two pumping stations will be working hundred percent so it will be of help to the other pumping stations in the CAMANAVA area.

The MMDA chief was informed of the concern of the residents of Malabon about the malfunctioning pumping stations in the last typhoons which resulted to flooding in their city.

Text messages from some residents said that the flood water in their area has yet to recede because it could not be pumped out due to the malfunctioning pumping station and with the new cyclone, many will again be displaced by flooding.

Melgar said that their workers are already busy repairing the two pumping stations that bogged down.

“The Magsaysay pumping station can be used on Wednesday while the Santiago pumping station will be finished by Friday,” Melgar said.

He said the second pumping station’s repair would take long because the area should be dewatered first.

“We need to take away the water at the area of pumping station because the gear box were busted and we need to change the boozing however, we are working double timw to repair it very soon,” Melgar said.

He added that the two facilities are relief pumping stations that compliment the other existing pumping station in the area and if the rainwater is too large in volume the pumping encounter difficulties. (PNA)



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