DPWH declogs drainage to mitigate flooding along Manila roads

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Responding to a recent flooding report, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently conducted declogging and cleaning of drainage inlets around various roads in the city of Manila.

In his report to Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH South Manila District Engineer Mikunug D. 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 drainage system, causing as high as 20 centimeters of floodwater along these roads in Malate, Manila,” said District Engineer Macud.

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.

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 drainage system.