Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Systemic flooding problem at Boon Lay/Jurong West

Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 20:05:47 -0700 (PDT)

From: Jeff Ho denguealert@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: Drains along boon lay way in front of blk 517A Jurong West

To: Chuan Hoe LIM < LIM_Chuan_Hoe@pub.gov.sg >, YAP_KHENG_GUAN@PUB.GOV.SG
CC: PUBone@singnet.com.sg , Lee Yuen Hee lee_yuen_hee@nea.gov.sg, tckhoo@pub.gov.sg , Halimah halimah@ntuc.org.sg, Ibrahim Yaacob mewr_yaacob_ibrahim@mewr.gov.sg, Swarni Kaur swarnikaur@yahoo.com.sg

28 Aug 2007


If there is a systemic problem - fix it.

Do no insult the intelligence of Singaporeans, please!

Swarni Kaur wrote:
Thank you for your reply.
I strongly disagree with you that the hoardings (above the drain) caused the flood.
When it flooded last week, there was only a wooden ladder in the drain.

fyi There were also many occurences of flooding after the drain repairs/upgrade, just that I didnt bother to write.

To me, the entire Boon Lay/Jurong West is very flood prone and PUB has not solved the problem.
I will keep all posted when the drain flood again in the very near future.

I take the effort to tell PUB the problem but instead of solving the problem and analysing the root cause, I see that you are trying to give excuses and find scape goats.

----- Original Message ----From: Chuan Hoe LIM To: swarnikaur@yahoo.com.sgCc: PUBone@singnet.com.sgSent: Thursday, 23 August 2007 12:32:18Subject: Drains along boon lay way in front of blk 517A Jurong West
Dear Ms Kaur Please refer to your feedback of drain overflow onto the sidetableduring the storm on 18 Aug. We have checked and found the cause to besome obstruction to flow from the hoardings erected over the drain by theTown Council. The obstruction has since been removed.2 Thank you for your feedback. Please contact my colleague Mr SiewSoon Wing at HP 92334298 directly, should you observe any obstruction todrains or occurrence of flooding.Yours faithfullyLim Chuan Hoe WilliamDeputy DirectorLim Chuan Hoe William (Embedded image moved to file: pic03970.gif) DeputyDirector (Embedded image moved to file: pic32684.gif) Catchment &Waterways Department (Embedded image moved to file: pic00246.gif) Tel :67313529 (Embedded image moved to file: pic19902.gif) Fax : 67313137 (Embedded Privileged/Confidential information may be contained in image moved to this message. If you are not the intended recipient, file: please notify the sender immediately. Visit our website at pic15726.jpg) http://www.pub.gov.sg ----- Forwarded by Irene TONG/PUB/SINGOV on 20-08-2007 01:59 PM ----- Swarni Kaur To Kheng Guan YAP/PUB/SINGOV@SINGOV, 19 Aug, 2007 PUBone@singnet.com.sg 03:28 PM cc NEA Contact/NEA/SINGOV@SINGOV, Halimah , Yuen Hee LEE/NEA/SINGOV@SINGOV, PUB Teng Chye KHOO/PUB/SINGOV@SINGOV, 75557@stomp.com.sg, Jeff Ho , MEWR Yaacob IBRAHIM/MEWR/SINGOV@SINGOV Subject Re: Drains along boon lay way in front of blk 517A JW A few weeks after I wrote the following email, PUB upgraded the drain infront of blk 517A JW.But on 18th Aug, the heavy rain flooded the bank again. So the upgrade wasnot effective.Waste public $Residents of Boon Lay have been suffering from flood every few months.9th Apr: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/viewPost2532.aspx18th Aug: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/viewPost4920.aspxPUB, pls do something effective.----- Original Message ----From: Swarni Kaur To: YAP_KHENG_GUAN@PUB.GOV.SG; PUBone@singnet.com.sgCc: Contact_NEA@nea.gov.sgSent: Monday, 9 April 2007 11:00:41Subject: Drains along boon lay way in front of blk 517A JWWish to inform that on last SAT about 3PM, the skretch of Boon Lay Way infront of Blk 517a Jurong West Str 52 was flooded. The road was flooded too.On Sat PM, the water level was about 80-100cm above the drain.Every year, this drain will flood 2-3 times.Pls look into this.thx!