Fiji Time: 12:41 PM on Wednesday 10 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Keep clear waterways

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, March 03, 2014

THE LAUTOKA City Council is strongly urging people living near waterways in the Sugar City to refrain from dumping trash in creeks and drains.

Special administrator Praveen Bala said residents must realise that dumping rubbish indiscriminately had the potential of clogging waterways and drainage system, thus causing flooding.

"We are urging people to take responsibility and collect rubbish as a community and contact the council when it is ready to be dumped rather than throw waste into drains, creeks and rivers," he said.

Mr Bala said clean-up costs associated with flooding in some areas could be avoided if people dispose of waste in a responsible manner.

"People find it easiest to throw rubbish in the creek instead of collecting it and contacting us.

"I urge residents to please contact us when they want to dump rubbish."

The council is also looking at changing the size of some drainage pipes in Lautoka to ensure outlets are of the same size.

"In some areas we have found that outlets in one waterway are of different sizes and this often contributes to flooding in times of heavy downpours.

"We will look at changing these to one uniform size to ensure the smooth flow of water."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65340.6344
JPY 54.824451.8244
GBP 0.32510.3171
EUR 0.41720.4052
NZD 0.71680.6838
AUD 0.67000.6450
USD 0.47310.4561

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 10th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3 MPs are out
  2. Sydney 7s thriller
  3. Out with traditional attire
  4. Sevens change
  5. Natuva: Russian arms worth $19m
  6. Bid to help young mum
  7. $59k wage arrears
  8. Fostering a free media
  9. Farmers contemplate alternative livelihoods
  10. Mend differences, minister tells FTUC, FICTU

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  4. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  5. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  7. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  10. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)