Drainage declogging gets underway as rains set in

With the onset of the rainy season, the construction and maintenance personnel of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) have been dispatched to the different flood-prone areas purposely to clean and declog the drainage systems of wastes.

Engr. Dianne de Guzman, spokesperson of the CEO, told a recent interview that several teams from the Construction and Maintenance Division are now undertaking the drainage declogging activities in an effort to mitigate floods in times of heavy rains.

She said declogging the drainage systems of wastes is a regular routine of C&MD personnel, however, she appealed to the people, especially in flood-prone areas, to also help in the cleanup campaign.

“We appeal to the people to help us keep our drainage systems clean by disposing of their garbage properly, and not to throw or dump them into the drainage and canals,” Engr. de Guzman said.

The declogging activities are also in tune with Mayor John Dalipe’s directive on massive cleanliness campaign, which he started at the main public market during his first week in office. City Administrator Mario Yanga carried out the young mayor’s directive and announced Friday some changes and improvements at the waterfront market, keeping it clean and putting things there in proper order.-(Vic Larato)