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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."





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