Pilot-test of Cainta pumping stations successful

The local government of Cainta, Rizal has pilot-tested the town's sensor-based pumping stations to determine how flooding subsides quickly during heavy rains.

"It rained very hard yesterday. Barangay San Isidro was the center that catches water from Antipolo City and San Mateo. It was flooded but the water subsided quickly. What used to be seven hours became three hours now," Cainta municipal administrator Keith Nieto said.

"We pilot tested sensor-based pump stations in Green Park Village for their low-lying streets. I just monitored if it was so effective. The objective is to quickly subside the flood to minimize inconvenience in the area. I just monitored it to make sure it is running during heavy rains, and then I get the feedback of their officers," he added.

Nieto said the local government will be constructing more pumping stations to ease flooding in the town.

"There are pending pumping stations now under construction at Zone 2 and Zone 6 in Green Park. After that, we will move to Karangalan and to the villages along Imelda Avenue and Marcos Highway," he said.

"When the water is brought to the main creek waterways, there is a mega pump station along A. Bonifacio Avenue which will suck and blow the rainwater to the floodway outfall at the rate of 1 cubic meter per second. Estimated time of completion is three months from today," the municipal administrator added.

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