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Drainage still a problem in low lying towns and cities: Moore

July 4, 2018 4:50 am

Drainage problems still remains one of the top reasons for flooding in low lying areas which also affect the road network.

FRA chief executive officer, Jonathan Moore says that some roads are low and when there’s heavy downpour it blocks the channels with debris.

Moore says they’re looking at raising some of the roads in flood zone areas.

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“Some of the roads in Rakiraki are probably too low so we may be raising some of the roads to get them out of the flood zone and the tidal zone. But the simple solution to that is that we have to clean our drains clean.”

He also says contractors have been sent to various different towns and cities to clean drains that might be blocked.

He says clearing drains will ensure water flows freely down the channels.

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