By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Following heavy flooding that occurred throughout Bacolod City after several storms passed through the city in recent months, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is urging the public to properly dispose of their garbage.
Bacolod City District Engineering Office head, Engr. Abraham Villareal, said garbage and debris were found to be the cause of clogged drainage systems, particularly near the Barangay Singcang-Airport flyover.
He noted, the drainage systems had been cleared prior to the flooding and believe the new accumulations may have originated from local rivers, where garbage is often discarded.
Villareal said local communities must observe proper garbage disposal as well as strict garbage collection.
Meanwhile, he confirmed the P55-million drainage project along Lacson Street is almost complete, pointing out, the areas previously affected by construction are now clear and passable.
However, there are parts of the drainage system that are not yet operational because they have to install an inlet, which will be done after next month’s MassKara Festival./DGB, WDJ