City officials recently requested all the barangays within the city’s central business district to coordinate with the Baguio Fire Department and water delivery companies for the urgent flushing of sewers, canals and other waterways to address the unbearable odor emanating from the said waterways.
In a resolution authored by Councilors Fred Bagbagen and Arthur Alad-iw, local legislators stated that water delivery companies and the Baguio Fire Department should help in the conduct of flushing of the waterways by providing water during the scheduled flushing and cleaning of the sewers, canals and other waterways within the central business district area.
The council admitted that months have passed without rain which often helps in the flushing of waterways aggravated by the fact that the discharge of waste water and other discharges from establishments are not allegedly properly managed by some businesses operating in the city.
The body claimed that in the central business district, there is an alleged unbearable odor emanating from the waterways because the discharges are not immediately washed away considering the absence of abundant water from rains that should wash the said waste water to their respective outlets.
According to the resolution, the stinking stench of the waterways is a discomfort to the residents and visitors who pass by the said waterways.
The council pointed out that all the barangays within the central business district should closely coordinate with the different establishments within their jurisdiction as part of their corporate social responsibility for the frequent flushing of the various waterways to address the unbearable odor emanating from the said sewers, canals and waterways.
Copies of the resolution will be transmitted to the various barangays within the city’s central business district area for their information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action. By Dexter A. See