Flooding at Stirling Road: Town council says no issue with estate drainage system, will work with NEA

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Heavy rain caused flooding behind Block 48 Stirling Road in Queenstown on Sunday (Nov 13), but the town council found no issues with the estate drainage system.

Stomper Reena shared a video of the flooding and said it would happen during almost every heavy rainfall.

She told Stomp: "I wish the Government gives more attention to this. Yes, it is an old heritage area, surrounded by some of the first HDB buildings in Singapore.

"Please give more attention to the drainage."

In response to a Stomp query, the Tanjong Pagar Town Council said: "The town council has checked the apron drains within the estate and found no issues with the estate drainage system.

"A probable cause could be that the flash flood occurred due to the drain off of water from the public drains located along the service road.

"We will work with the National Environment Agency, the lead agency in charge of maintenance of public drains, on this issue."

Recently, a stretch of the Bukit Timah Expressway was flooded after heavy rain on Nov 7.

National water agency PUB told The Straits Times that the flooding was caused by clogged drain gratings.

It was found that the grating of the drop-inlet chambers - which are installed beside road kerbs to channel rain water from the road to the drainage system - in that part of the expressway were covered with silt and dead leaves, preventing stormwater from flowing through effectively during the heavy rain.