City’s pumping station considered ‘life saver’-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Unknown to many Fernandinos, the pumping station in Barangay San Juan here was the reason floodwaters that severely affected low-lying villages here last week receded tremendously.
“When the water level went up, the City Government immediately dispatched their engineers and pump operators in San Juan to siphon the waters induced by monsoon rains that inundated wide areas of Central Luzon including the City of San Fernando,” said Councilor Renato Agustin.
Agustin said this is in line with the current “Sagip Ilog” program of Mayor Oscar Rodriguez.
Pump operator Resty David, 44, told Sun.Star Pampanga on Sunday that the pump station helped a lot in receding the floods in barangays San Juan, Sto. Niño, Sta. Lucia, San Nicolas, Lourdes, Sta. Teresita, San Felipe, San Jose, Dolores, and Sto. Rosario.
The multi-million peso pump station was constructed during the administration of Dr. Rey Aquino in 2002 after he noticed the perennial flood problems in the city.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 20, 2012.