Floodwater that has remained stagnant at a community in Dagupan City, Pangasinan has caused inconvenience among residents.

The water is not only hampering movement among residents in this area along Herero-Perez Street but has been reportedly emitting foul smell.

Residents have also noticed more and more mosquitoes because of the stagnant water.

They hope the problem can be addressed once the road elevation and drainage project in the area is completed, especially that the rainy season has arrived.

“Syempre, mahirap kapag ganiyan, baha, hindi ka makalusong agad. Kailangan mo pang maghanap ng bota… syempre, may mga daga diyan nagsilabasan… iniiwasan natin ‘yung sakit lalo na ‘yung leptos… talagang mabaho lalo na kapag gabi,” Jesus Soriano, a resident, said.

For now, as a band-aid solution, residents and establishments affected have decided to cover the stagnant water themselves.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it is working to fast track its flood mitigation projects in Dagupan City.

“Tuloy-tuloy naman, actually… mabilis ang pagtrabaho sa may Perez, pati dito sa may A.B Fernandez… binilisan din natin lahat diyan para, at least, kahit papaano, na makita ng tao na we are doing our part,” Engr. Edith Manuel, District Engineer at DPWH Pangasinan, said.