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Compromised drainage system, indiscriminate dumping worry Rosignol NDC

Plastic bottles and other containers in the waterways have also led to flooding

A poor drainage system is being further compromised by the indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the Rosignol area, posing a major challenge for the Rosignol-Zee Lust Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).
This is according to constituency Councillor Bibi Waheeda Hamid.
The newly-elected Councillor says residents, many of whom are well-established business persons, would give junkies their garbage to dispose of as they only have to pay them a small fee. Many of these unofficial garbagemen utilise the Rosignol Stelling Road as a dumping site.
Hamid says that much of the garbage finds its way to the drains compromising the already poor drainage system.

Garbage dumped along Stelling Road

According to the NDC Councillor, this is one of the issues the newly-installed Council will be addressing.
Meanwhile, NDC Chairman Winston Herealall says the NDC has been experiencing difficulty maintaining the drainage network.
However, he noted that systems were now being put in place to address the issues.
“The NDC has been receiving numerous complaints about flooding. One area is floods at Stelling Road. We will be looking into the matter,” he said.
“What we have been observing in the entire Rosignol area, people have been building concrete drains without permission from the NDC, whereby they are compromising the width and depth of the drain. This is one of the main factors that is causing flooding,” Herealall pointed out.
As the dry season has arrived, the Council will be using this period to address the cleaning of the drainage system.