Drive against spillage of water onto streets

The Sharjah Municipality has launched a long-term campaign to prevent the spillage of water onto the streets that has become a regular sight in front of villas and residential buildings.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sun 17 Jun 2012, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:27 AM

“We have started carrying out intense inspections in all neighbourhoods to first stop workers from wasting water while washing cars on the streets. This is not only economically wasteful but it also damages the infrastructure and ruins the image of the emirate,” Sultan Al Mualla, Director-General of the municipality, said on Tuesday.

The campaign is being held in coordination with the General Directorate of Naturalisation and Residency in Sharjah, the Ministry of Labour and Sharjah Police, to ensure that the workers cleaning vehicles on the streets are not illegal residents.

He warned that motorists would be slapped with a fine of Dh250 if they pay people, who are not affiliated to an authorised company, to clean their vehicles. Residents will be fined Dh500 if they or their domestic helpers cause accumulation of water on the streets either by washing vehicles in the driveway of negligently leave the water hose running.

“Watchmen and security guards will also be fined Dh500 if municipal inspectors find that they are carelessly wasting a lot of water to clean buildings or the entrance, which then spills on to the streets,” he said. The municipality is doing all to provide enough water and other services to the residents, but such negligent practices by residents can cause damage to the facilities which need to be regularly maintained, he added.

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