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What are PDO’s Flood Control Measures?

| by Apple Barretto

What are PDO’s Flood Control Measures?

What are PDO’s flood control measures?

  1. Development elevation in Pampanga
  2. Drainage systems in Pueblo golf course
  3. A detention pond in the Cagayan de Oro township
  4. Bank protection and erosion mitigations in Cagayan de Oro Westwoods

As the real estate industry undergoes continuous transformation, Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation (PDO) remains attuned to the evolving demands of homebuyers. Filipinos not only seek comfort and convenience but also homes that provide peace of mind. Given our nation’s susceptibility to natural calamities, particularly floods, finding a residence that guarantees a haven during these adversities becomes crucial.

With a pioneering spirit in green initiatives within the property development industry, you’ll discover PDO’s proactive flood control measures implemented across various developments, showcase our unwavering dedication to creating secure and resilient environments for homeowners.

This meticulous approach from our geohazard and hydrological studies forms the basis for flood control strategies across all of our projects. Guaranteeing that the properties are resilient and well-equipped to withstand and respond to natural calamities, including floods. Keep reading to know more!

Development Elevation in Pampanga

Pampanga stands as a prominent growth hub in the nation, yet its susceptibility to flooding remains a recurring issue. Nevertheless, Pueblo de Oro’s residents have enjoyed years of uninterrupted tranquility even during the rainy seasons.

PDO has implemented a forward-thinking solution by elevating its 30-hectare residential development in Pampanga. By raising the entire community by an average height of 1.5 to 2 meters above its original level, PDO has created a protective buffer against potential floodwaters.

This strategic elevation, coupled with an exceptional drainage system, has yielded remarkable results in minimizing the risk of flooding within the community. Even when faced with the onslaught of powerful typhoons such as Pedring (2011), Quiel (2011), Maring (2013), and Lando (2015), Pueblo de Oro’s properties in Pampanga have withstood the test of nature, remaining accessible and resilient.

Drainage Systems in Pueblo Golf Course

Drainage Systems in Pueblo Golf Course

PDO’s commitment to flood control extends beyond the residential areas to the amenities that homeowners can enjoy. Recognizing the significance of responsible water management and conservation, PDO has implemented an advanced drainage system at the Pueblo Golf Course in Cagayan de Oro.

The implemented system effectively guides surface water to five strategically positioned man-made lakes within the golf course. These lakes serve a dual role: not only do they function as reservoirs for irrigation, but they also play a vital role in promoting water conservation efforts.

This approach not only benefits the environment but also enhances the overall experience for golf enthusiasts. The presence of these lakes enhances the appeal of the golf course, creating a serene and picturesque environment for golf enthusiasts.

A Detention Pond in the Cagayan de Oro Township

In Cagayan de Oro, PDO has established a sprawling 400-hectare township that serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to the best green living for its residents. PDO has taken proactive steps to regulate water flow and safeguard the community against potential risks.

This visionary approach is evident in the well-designed system of structures throughout the township. At the heart of the flood control measures is a detention pond strategically positioned to efficiently channel water runoff from the upper plateau to its area in the Calaanan Valley 80 meters below. This vital component plays a crucial role in redirecting excess water away from residential areas, mitigating the risk of flooding.

The effectiveness of the large 23,000 cubic meter pond has been put to the ultimate test during the catastrophic Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011 and emerged as a beacon of resilience. It successfully contained the excess water, ensuring that the residents of Pueblo and neighboring communities were shielded from the devastating impacts of Sendong.

Bank Protection and Erosion Mitigations in Cagayan de Oro Westwoods

Bank Protection and Erosion Mitigations in Cagayan de Oro Westwoods

We understand the detrimental effects of erosion, and that’s why PDO has implemented proactive measures to mitigate erosion risks in our Cagayan de Oro Westwoods community.

PDO has strategically employed bank protection and erosion mitigation techniques. One such measure is the use of gabions or wire mesh cages filled with rocks or other durable materials.

These gabions act as protective barriers along riverbanks and slopes, preventing soil erosion and maintaining the integrity of the land. Additionally, ripraps, which are large rocks or concrete blocks, are strategically placed to dissipate the energy of flowing water, reducing erosion along water channels and embankments.

Furthermore, PDO utilizes soil filling to reinforce areas prone to erosion, ensuring the long-term stability of the land. By carefully filling and compacting soil in vulnerable areas, PDO creates a solid foundation that can withstand the forces of nature. These erosion mitigation measures not only protect the land but also contribute to the overall sustainability and aesthetic appeal of the Cagayan de Oro Westwoods community.

Through responsible land management and innovative erosion mitigation strategies, our developments continue to thrive, providing a safe and sustainable environment for residents to call home.

Key Takeaway

PDO’s commitment to flood control measures is evident in our proactive approach to creating safe and resilient communities. Through strategic elevation, advanced drainage systems, detention ponds, and erosion mitigation measures, PDO successfully mitigates the risk of flooding and its adverse effects on our developments, ensuring homeowners a safe and worry-free living experience.

For over two decades, Pueblo de Oro has been dedicated to creating high-quality developments that prioritize the safety and convenience of its residents. Each project is meticulously master-planned to ensure sustainability and excellence, with careful attention to engineering measures, and safety both for you and the environment.

If you’re searching for exceptional yet value-for-money residential properties from one of the best housing developers in the Philippines, you may want to know more about us and our dedication to giving every Filipino their best homes. Reach out to us now to know more about our extensive catalog of properties across major locations in the country or visit our website.

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