Dubai gardeners seek extra bucks to turn on water

 Dubai gardeners seek extra bucks to turn on water

Dubai - Despite filing a complaint to Nakheel, the problem continues to persist.


Kelly Clarke

Published: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:56 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 8:56 AM

A resident of The Gardens community in Dubai has told Khaleej Times that gardeners within the vicinity are deliberately stopping the water flow of the irrigation systems in the communal garden areas.
By disabling the irrigation systems, Nitish Vashist said the gardeners are then demanding money against the residents to restart the flow of water again - a demand Vashist is refusing to give into.
"(I want to shed) some light on the irrigation system issues in The Gardens," he told Khaleej Times.
"The gardeners are controlling all the water irrigation systems. They deliberately stop the water and there is no say on it (on our part). Sometimes they asked for as much as Dh50 to Dh100 a month," he added.
Consisting of 129 low-rise buildings, the Nakheel-managed community located near Jebel Ali houses 3,828 apartments.
According to the companies website, the buildings are situated among a number of "lush landscaped gardens, playgrounds, and swimming pools", but Vashist said this mismanagement of the irrigation systems is leaving the landscapes far from lush, and more arid and dry.
Despite filing a complaint to Nakheel, Vashist said the problem continues to persist.
"I logged complaint no: 27XX58X more than one month back and no action has been taken. I haven't even received an update," the frustrated resident said.
And every time he contacts the Nakheel call center, he said they respond with the same uniform response: "there has been no update from vendor."
When Khaleej Times contacted Nakheel for comment on the issue, a spokesperson said it was looking into Vashist's complaint, and would responsd with feedback within a couple of days.
"All Nakheel-managed, communal landscaped areas in The Gardens are connected to the irrigation system and are being watered regularly."
An irrigation is the method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture. It is used to assist in the growing of agricultural crops and maintenance of landscapes in dry areas.
Have you experienced similar issues in The Gardens community? If so, please tell us about your experience.    

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