Obstructed earth drain worsened Tampines flash flood: PUB
A flash flood at at Tampines Avenue 12 on 8 January was exacerbated by an obstructed earth drain near a construction site, according to the Public Utilities Board (PUB).
At a media briefing on Wednesday (17 January), the national water agency said that the flash flood was caused by intense rainfall that morning, which overwhelmed the “design capacity” of a roadside drain along Tampines Avenue 12.
“Our investigations showed that a temporary construction access road built by the contractor had obstructed the earth drain. This caused the water to overflow into the roadside drain at Tampines Avenue 12,” said the PUB.……
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