Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez said the new floodgates built by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will help ease flooding in the city.
The Dagupan politiko made the remark after the DPWH turned over the new floodgates to the city government.
“Floodgates are adjustable and used to control water flow coming from the River,” Fernandez said.
“These will ease the impact of floods when high tide comes. It will be closed an hour before the expected time for high tide and open when low tide to lower the surface elevation of water coming from the drainage going out to the River,” she added.
Fernandez also said other floodgates are set to be constructed this year.
“We also allocated P500,000 this 2019 for the construction of floodgates (for) minor outflow/inflow of water at Reyes Street and Star Plaza,” she said.
“There is another floodgate in Arellano Street, another two had to be constructed in De Venecia Highway,” Fernandez added.