Maintain clean drains to avoid flooding urges FRA
February 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Fiji Roads Authority is concerned with the dumping of rubbish in drains on road reserves as they contribute to the flooding after heavy downpours.
Fiji Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Moore is urging the public not to dump refuse and domestic wastes as well not use undersized culverts or bury drains as these also contribute to the flooding.
Fiji Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Moore
Floods caused by private drains are the responsibility of the property owner and when drains are not kept clean, the stormwater overflows onto the roads which not only damages the road infrastructure but also exposes the public to water-borne diseases.
Moore stresses dumping rubbish on the roads and the drains need to stop, in addition, all rubbish must be disposed of properly at the designated rubbish dumpsites.
In addition, they must ensure that the construction of culverts meets the required standards.
Members of the public are informed they can always contact the Fiji Roads Authority to find out about the requirements for constructing driveways or accesses into their properties.