The Estero de Sunog Apog Pumping Station along Hermosa St., in Barangay 183 Zone 2, Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila has successfully commenced operations on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar led the inauguration of the new pumping station which is expected to complement the Blumentritt Interceptor Catchment Area with its with four (4) floodgates, four (4) units of electromechanical pumps with a capacity of 3.5 cubic meters and two (2) generators.
“The construction of Estero de Sunog Apog Pumping Station complementing Blumentritt Interceptor Catchment Area which can hold as much as 36,644.74 cubic meters of floodwater or the equivalent to 17 Olympic-sized swimming pool, is our long-term solution to ensure that floodwaters do not inundate the low-lying España, Sampaloc, Manila, Rizal Avenue, part of Maria Clara, and other parts of Quezon City,” said Secretary Villar.
According to Secretary Villar, the new pumping station allows alternative drainage that will ensure the effectiveness of the drainage interceptors, along with the non-structural measures such as declogging of river basins.
“With an operational pumping station, we can strategically and efficiently discharge floodwater from the Blumentritt Interceptor all the way to Estero de Sunog Apog and then to Manila Bay and prevent overwhelming the catch basin, as well as nearby drainage systems during monsoon season,” said Secretary Villar.
Costing P774.128 Million, DPWH National Capital Region commenced the Estero de Sunog Apog Pumping Station Project in January 2018.