Written by Tharushan Fernando
25 Dec, 2015 | 9:34 pm
The residents on Church Street in Slave Island are facing grave difficulties, as a result of a cracked sewage pipe. The Colombo Municipal Council has failed to take permanent remedial action, Thursday December 24.
Residents of Church Street in Slave Island staged a protest on Thursday evening, lamenting the lack of a proper drainage system in the area, and the problems they are facing as a result of a cracked sewage pipe.
The CMC has implemented a temporary solution. However, residents claim that the problems has cropped up again on Friday.
A woman from the area stated:
Yesterday, through Sirasa, we informed the Municipal Council that there was a crack in the drainage line and that waste water was coming in. They arrived here this morning, they cleaned up the waste water and left, but we need a permanent solution, they cannot be coming here everyday to remove a little waste water.
Another victim of the sewage situation said:
It has been three months since the pipe has cracked. Children cannot travel without stepping on the sewage waste. A bowser was filled and the waste was taken away. It was said that the machine was broken, but the person who maintains the machine came and said that none of the motors were broken.
Another such victim who is only a child, complained that the waste has even caused wounds and urged that the situation be resolved immediately.
The residents called on the Mayor for a permanent solution, with more than 50 families having to face this “unhealthy situation”.
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