Residents living near the river in Brgy. Tastasan in Buenavista town, Guimaras province will no longer worry of water overflow during rainy days with the construction of a flood control project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Guimaras District Engineering Office.
With the amount of P23.25 million, the project involves construction of flood control structure with the length of 1.188 kilometers along Tastasan River in Buenavista, Guimaras.
According to District Engineer Rhodora M. Nuñal, the Tastasan Flood Control project will help prevent the overflowing of water from the river during rainy days and protect the lives and properties of the people living near the river.
“Brgy. Tastasan was then a flood-prone area, wherein water reaches the houses of the residents when heavy rains occur, and damages the agricultural products as their livelihood,” Nuñal said.
“With this flood control structure, they can sleep well at night even during rainy season, without worrying that water might reach their houses or damage their properties,” she added.
Moreover, this flood control project minimizes the adverse effects of heavy rains such as soil erosion that may destroy farms which is the main source of income of the people living in the area.