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Settlement faces drainage problems

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE absence of proper drainage at a settlement at Cuvu in Sigatoka has resulted in flash flooding whenever it rains.

Naidovi resident Sujit Kumar said they had faced this problem over the past two years.

"We don't have proper drains in our community and this is something we want the authorities to look into," he said.

"This has led to an unhygienic and unhealthy environment for our families to live in."

Mr Kumar said whenever it rained their compound became waterlogged.

"Without any proper drainage there is no outlet for water and it remains stagnant. We then have to wait for the water to dry out via the sun, which can take weeks."

According to Mr Kumar, residents have written to the authorities but nothing has been done.

"A lot of mosquitoes and frogs have now made our compounds their breeding places.

"This has led to people becoming sick."

Korolevu District officer Filipe Cula said they were not aware of any complaints by the residents.

"We would like to help the residents as soon as possible and are urging them to come forward and give us in writing what is wrong and what they need assistance with," he said.

"Then we will liaise with the works department and Higgins on how to go about solving this problem."

Mr Cula also said they were working towards finding out solutions on how to alleviate flooding in Sigatoka.

"We are working on drainage and looking to improve this to alleviate flooding."








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