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Poor drainage issues – why no action taken after 7 years?

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Anyone could have just walked past this without understanding the underlying implications.

Based on the feedback from Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC residents staying at 571A Champions Court, this ponding issue has remained unresolved since the flat was built more than 7 years ago. It was there when this precinct was under Sembawang GRC. It is still there now that it is under Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.

Over the past few months, we have received a lot of feedback on poor drainage issues in this particular precinct. When it rains, water from the down pipe gushes down at such a quick pace that it splatters outside of the drains.

On top of that, the plants on the ground floor are often flooded by rainwater & some of them are obscured from the sunlight due to the building design. The plants can only stomach so much water so the excess overflows to the sides of the walkaways- making them muddy & slippery at times.

It is not surprising to find the vegetation patches barren & mouldy after 7 long years. The ponding gets worse during the rainy season & residents expressed concerns that this could be a potential breeding ground for mosquitos. In fact, this precinct was designated a red zone for the high number of dengue fever cases in the early part of this year.

One resident shared that he was down with high fever for 3 days in March & the whole family was worried that he had contracted the COVID-19 virus. It was no relief either when he was later diagnosed with dengue fever since more people in Singapore had died from it than COVID-19 thus far.

The magnitude of this seemingly trivial matter cannot be underestimated.

I had discussed this issue with Damanhuri Bin Abas after our house visits 3 days ago. Both Daman (an architect by training) & I felt strongly that we need to highlight these issues to the Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council, especially when we are right smacked in the monsoon season.

 

*Facebook post by Bryan Lim Boon Heng.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Poor drainage issues – why no action taken after 7 years?”

  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    here’s another type of drainage issue, brain drain.

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  • xoxo:

    It seems that govt agencies’ staffers are paid to *OUTSOURCE* MOST OF THEIR CORE WORK(DUTIES)?
    Even CHECKING OF WORKS are done by outsource contractors themselves by taking photos of so-called work done and the pictures sent to govt agencies for *INSPECTION*?

    PAY $$$ FOR SHAKING LEGS?

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  • Asd:

    I thknk these new norms has been instilled for donkey years the writer must be a cock to now see them and complain complain complain

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  • Drainage Solution:

    No big issue, small also can. Just go around and spot all the small items and put them together, then it becomes a huge problem.

    But putting up one small item to make a mountain out of a mole hill looks stupid, to say the least.

    Dengue fever could also be contracted from mosquitoes breeding in the patient’s own house. Is it not? Or anywhere else other than in this particular district?

    Think.

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  • Wah good food:

    Had too much expensive wine and sushi .. wonder why Singaporean like kpkb …. let them .. I go back to feasting thank you ah kong money use cannot finish … Bru . Pass me the toothpick ..

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  • Harder Truths:

    Marsiling – Yew Tee got the government it deserves. And the civil service that does nothing and gets away with it. Just like any other third-world nation.

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