Dear A.S.S. Editor

Looks like the Tanjong Pagar Town Council and HDB quickly put their wheels in motion, and sent a team down to quickly investigate the cause of the lift becoming waterfall every time it rains.

The mystery apparently solved. The lock affected, Block 10A at Boon Tiong Road, is connected to an adjacent block, which is a multi-storey carpark, via a concrete ramp. The ramp carries rainwater from the carpark’s roof garden to the lift lobby on the second floor of the housing block, and the water then flows onto the lift cars. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said that findings from its preliminary investigations based on the latest incident on Wednesday (Feb 8) showed that “water could not be discharged quickly enough through the discharge points at the roof garden, which could be choked”.

Just goes to show that HDB can actually work very fast, and hand in hand with the Town Council, because they know their reputation at stake. After findings confirm, then only can proceed to blame other factors. As long as not HDB fault, of course. But there have been other cases of rainwater falling in lifts. Surely not all can be blamed on a carpark roof garden?

Isaac Tan

A.S.S. Contributor

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