Councillor wants upgrades done on drain lines in Bedfordview

Ward 20 Clr Jill Humphreys is adamant that the drainage system in parts of Bedfordview needs to be upgraded.

Heavy rains brought floods to certain areas in Bedfordview.

Ward 20 Clr Jill Humphreys said that low laying areas in Bedfordview are affected the most by flooding.

Humphreys said that Boeing Road West needs clearing and reconstruction of stormwater drains.

She said that Portico Place is also affected, but that the implementation department will redesign and upgrade the drainage system.

Humphreys further said that the Oriel Stream has flooding issues as well.

Also read: FLASH FLOODS: Bedfordview worst hit

“On the Kloof Road dip at Oriel Park there needs to be clearing of stormwater drains and sweeping of road debris and leaves.

“On Nicol Road and Bothma dip, there needs to be repair and clearing of stormwater drains and ‘cubes’ to stop trucks driving over them,” said Humphreys.

She said that the stream also needs to be cleared.

Humphreys also mentioned that drainage needs realignment on Chaucer Road after a water pipeline installation recently.

She said that an urgent need of an upgrade is needed as the existing drain lines are too small to absorb water.

Also read: Residents fear more flooding

“Once again there are going to be serious claims against the metro if urgent and necessary upgrades for stormwater management are not implemented. There is enormous development in the area and this aspect of our infrastructure has been completely ignored,” said Humphreys.

Request for comment was sent to City of Ekurhuleni on October 16 at 11am.

Comment was requested by October 17 at 4pm.

At the time publishing no comment was received.

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