Taposh warns WASA of actions for dumping waste on streets

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DHAKA, June 21, 2020 (BSS) – Issuing a note of warning, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh today said the city authority would take tougher actions against Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) if it dumps wastage from sewerage lines on the streets.

“You can’t leave garbage on the streets or in open spaces after cleaning sewerage lines….You will be fined and legal action will be taken against you, if you do it ,” Taposh said while inaugurating the year-long sewerage line cleansing programme in city’s Muktijoddha Sangsad area, said a press release.

Mentioning that the cleansing activities of sewerage lines will be carried out throughout the year, he said, “All the sewerage lines in each ward will be cleaned twice a month.”

“If the sewerage lines get stuck somewhere, overflows and if there is water-logging somewhere, inform the city corporation through respective councillors… And if you can’t solved it, let me know directly,” he said urging the people to remain vigilant for getting services from DSCC, added the release.

Haji Mohammad Selim, MP, DSCC Chief Executive Officer of City Corporation Shah Imdadul Haque, Chief Waste Management Officer Air Commodore Badrul Amin, Chief Health Officer Brigadier General Dr Md Sharif Ahmed, DSCC Secretary Akramuzzaman, Councilors of Wards 22 and 33, among others, were present.