PUB WAITS FOR FLASH FLOODS TO OCCUR BEFORE DECIDING TO ACT

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Interesting to note that, after yesterday’s once in 50 years flooding that occurred at the Tanjong Pagar area, the PUB releases a statement stating that the stretch of Maxwell Road and the junction of Tanjong Pagar Road and Craig Road are known hot-spots for probability of flash flooding to occur.

PUB then added that drainage improvement works at the junction of Maxwell Road and Tanjong Pagar Road will start next month, and are slated to be completed by the third quarter this year. I may not be a smart enough person to get a lofty position at PUB, but if they already know the areas are hot-spots and very likely areas where flooding / ponding will occur, then why did it take the PUB this long to actually rectify it? They have to wait for the flash flood to actually occur before actually doing something? Is this PUB’s way of telling Singaporeans they are working hard, and will rectify all the flooding problems, but in order to rectify, Singaporeans need to see for themselves first the areas really flooded?

If it is, then thanks, PUB. We saw the flash flood, we now know PUB knows the area is prone to flooding, and PUB will now rectify it. Well done, PUB.

William Teh

A.S.S. Contributor

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