30 Dec '11, 5am

PUB releases latest findings on Orchard flash floods

PUB releases latest findings on Orchard flash floods

Flash floods hit the Orchard Area on Dec 23, leading to ankle-deep water in the basement shops of Liat Towers and Lucky Plaza. -- PHOTO: STOMP By Tan Dawn Wei Rain water that had drained off the roof and back area of Liat Towers overflowed into its basement from an internal drain as water could not flow out into Stamford Canal, which was full. These were among the findings by national water agency PUB after flash floods hit the Orchard Area on Dec 23, leading to ankle-deep water in the basement shops of Liat Towers and Lucky Plaza. In a PUB statement on Friday, the agency said the pumping system at Liat Towers was able to pump water from the sunken plaza when the canal is not full. But when the canal in front of it reached 100 per cent capacity, the pumps were not able to discharge water that had accumulated in the basement into the canal. They managed to divert some water...

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