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Hospital flooding due to poor planning


Editor: The heavy rains on July 18 descended on us and the run-off over the Montrose-Hospital area was too much for our poorly planned drainage system.

When the new hospital was built across the street towards the Annex, the engineers and officials in the Ministry of Finance approved a plan to block off the existing drains that ran along the “Road to Leeward”. In science classes, we are told that “water finds its own level”. The flood water had no where to go, hence extensive flooding in our new multi million dollar hospital.{{more}}

All this is a result of very poor planning by our public officials, who are often not engineers but because they are elected Ministers of Government, they often want to have the final say in these important projects.

Errol G. King