Two new floodwater pumping stations in San Juan were inaugurated by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA on Monday.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the new facilities are located along Rivera Street at Barangay Rivera and Morales Street at Barangay Salapan in San Juan.
He said these additional facilities will complement the Balong Bato pumping station which became operational last year.
“Hopefully, these pumping stations will totally spare the city of San Juan from flooding,” Tolentino said.
The Rivera pumping station has two pumps and floodwater catchment area measuring 2.8 hectares. The facility also has one set of trash screen for garbage retrieval.
The Salapan pumping station, on the other hand, has two pumps that siphon two cubic meters of water per second. It has a floodwater catchment area of 18 hectares with two sets of trash screen equipment.
“Having not just one but three pumping stations here in San Juan will provide great relief for the city government and its residents as it would not just rid San Juan of floods but would also save lives and precious properties,” said Tolentino.
The MMDA now has 54 pumping stations all over Metro Manila.