Poor drainage causes mayhem

2019-04-16 06:00

A Coniston Park resident has tried relentlessly to solve a drainage problem that has spanned over many years – still, with no luck.

In 2016 Abduragman Joseph expressed an ongoing problem with the drainage pipes on Lucerne Crescent to Mayco member at the time, Brett Herron (People’s Post, Pipes perturb residents, 14 June 2016).

Herron had assured residents of the street, also in 2016, that the City would seek a resolution to the drainage issue, but still, the problem persists.

“When it rains here, the street floods with water and the residents can’t even get into their own driveways. The water stands for days and the residents can’t drive through. Then we have the rats and now frogs that we find all over,” he says.

He indicated that the only drain on the road was much further down, around the corner of the block, and that it has not allowed for sufficient drainage for many years.

Felicity Purchase, Mayco member for transport responded by saying: “An official from the City’s local roads depot in the Far South has met with the complainant to discuss the issue.”

She explains: “Several options were investigated, and I can confirm that it is possible for the owner to re-route the stormwater discharge – this solution would require the installation of a new stormwater pipe in Lucerne Crescent which will have to be connected to the existing stormwater system.”

Purchase has assured that the roads department will contact Joseph in order to liaise with him about the solution in due course.

In addition to the poor drainage on the street, Joseph is also faced with a building issue that came about more than a decade ago when commercial development began on the border of his residential property.

This development has caused him to incur water bills and levies that he feels are not reflective of the number of people who live at his residence, which is fewer than five people.

People’s Post is investigating.


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