|With the recent amnesty offered by the Georgetown Municipality raking in millions, finances seem to be readily available to cater to elaborate and much needed drainage works in the city.In fact, a statement issued by the City Council has revealed that the entity is set to direct in excess of $75M towards important drainage works. In this regard, works are slated for a number of waterways in the city. Among the targeted waterways is the Dennis Street Canal from the Eastern Highway to the Lamaha Outfall. The areas that are expected to benefit from these works are Campbellville, Prashad Nagar, Lamaha Gardens, Newtown, Kitty, and Queenstown.? The Albouytstown area will also be a beneficiary, as according to the statement, the Sussex Street Canals from Vlissengen Road to the Sussex Street Outfall are being targeted as will the Vlissengen Road to Mandela Avenue, Charlestown, Castello Housing Scheme and North East La Penitence areas.It is anticipated that in another two weeks the Council will be carrying out drainage works to the Cane View Canal and sections of the Downer Canal.The Council is now also engaging contractors to desilt the East and West Front Road Canals, the statement added, but is yet confronted with the major challenge of squatters living along the embankment of that canal.“In the past, Council was required to spend more for special equipment to clear that canal as the squatting prevented drainage machine and equipment from using the embankment. These works are estimated to cost over $75M and are vital to the health of the environment and consequently to the wellbeing of citizens.”And in order to ensure that works are sustained, the Council is calling on all rate payers to look after their taxes. This, according to the statement, would help the Council to carry out these and other works in the city of Georgetown.The efforts of the Council have overtime been compounded by the problem of clogged drains and canals resulting from improper disposal of refuse. “Plastic and Styrofoam, in particular, combine with aquatic growths facilitated by ammonia, in human waste emptied in these canals, to restrict the flow of waste water in these channels,” the statement added.? As such, it was noted that the excessive use of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials have continued to blunt the efforts of Council to improve drainage of the city.? For this reason, the entity is asking residents in areas where the proposed works are slated to be executed to monitor and report to the municipality any suggestions they might have on how Council can improve on its drainage works.“Citizens should also rebuke and discourage those,Borussia Dortmund Trikot G??nstig Kaufen, who are bent on throwing refuse into these waterways, because this kind of action affects everyone in and even beyond the capital.? They should feel free to report such incidents to the Council’s public relations division at telephone number 225-2218 or constabulary on telephone 226-8644,” the statement concluded.