Existing urban drainage infrastructure old and damaged
September 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Some of the existing urban drainage infrastructures that were built many years back have become old and damaged.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Waterways and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe says this is due to the lack of maintenance over the years.
Wycliffe says a program is now in place for work to be carried out on this infrastructure.
He says the “Maintenance of Drainage – Municipal Councils” programme will allow municipal councils to carry out inspection and structural repairs of drains, canals and waterways within the thirteen town and city councils.
“As such people living within the municipal boundaries can expect through this programme, better drainage systems from the respective municipal councils and work carried out ensures that the drainage infrastructure in each municipality performs to its design capacity, ensuring the free flow of water during peak discharge period.”
The PS was speaking at the signing of an MOU between the Waterways & Environment ministry together with municipal councils – aimed at ensuring drainage systems around the country kept clean and maintained.