Archive for November, 2011

November 29, 2011

Blocking Greenery and Clogging Drain

Every day, many people from many HDB blocks will pass by a common footpath to cross over to the opposite food court, supermarket, or on our way to the Sengkang MRT station.

Most of us most likely have seen dead leaves clogging some drains along the footpath. Apart from dead leaves, there are also some shy and small green plants hiding inside one of the drains. During heavy rain, some footpath area will be obstructed by flooded rain water. We will have to make slight diversion away from the footpath to avoid the flooded area.

NEA has taken up the clogging drain as potential mosquito breeding case, but there is no reply from TC and few clogging drains can still be seen along the footpath.

Hands-On Green Matters

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November 24, 2011

Miserable State of Junk Dry Riser

Many dry riser compartments have been ridiculously stuffed with many junk items (like pillow, bolster and sofa cushion) for quite a long time. These miserable states make me wonder how the dry riser can be deemed usable without compliance with some safety guidelines (or ISO standard).

On few occasions, I had removed some dangerous and sharp objects from the dry riser compartment outside my family unit. There was once we called police upon seeing a huge suspicious bag being chained to the dry riser. The policemen recorded some clothes and rare stones (actually jade items) in the huge bag, and went looking for the owner of the bag. The owner (a mad woman living 2 levels up) was instructed to remove her obstructing huge bag from the dry riser compartment.

I have raised the above safety lapse through TC regarding HDB fire dry riser. After 2 months, TC has replied that the cleaner will remove and clear the rubbish in the service duct. Till today, the fire dry risers are apparently still in miserable states as before.

Hands-On Green Matters

Update of Junk Dry Riser on January 25, 2012

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