UAE NEWS: Sharjah tightens 11,000 drainage holes a week before the rains

Drainage holes were cleaned to avoid accumulating dirt, dust and plankton to ensure proper operation during the rainy season.

About 11 000 boreholes are cleaned weekly to prevent water intrusion as the Sharjah Municipality celebrates the rainy season.

Thabet Al-Tarifi, director-general of Sharjah City Municipality and chairperson of the Rain Emergency Committee, emphasized that the community organization is keen to provide the necessary services in areas that see annual water logging. It also takes the necessary precautionary measures and provides tools and equipment to protect large lakes in areas where there are no drainage holes. “The municipality is also preparing its emergency teams to be deployed in the sector before it rains to deal with emergency cases as soon as possible in a way that will ensure smooth traffic.”

Hassan Al-Tefaq, assistant director-general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, said the municipality had completed all work to clean and repair storm water holes in various roads and squares of Sharjah town, as part of its rainy season plans. Drainage holes were cleaned to avoid accumulation of dirt, dust and plankton to ensure proper operation during the rainy season, he added.

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