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P21.8M sewer jet to clean
drainages, prevent floods
The trainer of the Hi Vac O Brian Company said yesterday that, with the use of the P21.8 million sewer jet to vacuum different clogged lines or drainage, floods will be a thing of the past in Bacolod City.

Troy Wolf trained several Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office personnel yesterday in operating and manning the 500-gallon capacity U.S.-manufactured sewer jet that was purchased by the Bacolod City Government, a press release from City Hall said.

He said the equipment can vacuum any debris like cans, bottles, mud and other wastes from the city’s drainage systems.

“For Bacolod to have this equipment is going to be very beneficial.” Wolf said.

The equipment was recommended for use by the DRRMO to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and approved for purchase by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, headed by Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson.

Wolf reminded the workers to use bigger boots and to cover their faces and mouths to protect themselves from dirty mud and debris, to keep their hands and feet off the end of the vacuum hose, and watch out carefully for the high-pressure nuzzle of the equipment.

He was assisted by Nikka Trading, Makati’s Operation-in- charge, Jonathan Zulueta, and staff members Wilfred Abinuman, Jeffrey Flores and RD Labarda.

Zulueta said they have included moving spare parts in the Sewer Jet supply package and that Patrol ll7/ DRRM chief Jose Ma. Vargas will assign a service center in the city, the press release added.*

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