Stagnant water, mozzies at Road Safety Park

Stagnant water frequently collects in the drain at the Road Safety Park in East Coast Park, and mosquitoes have been breeding there.

I have given feedback about this since 2014, and have seen National Environment Agency officers collecting plastic tubes full of larvae from the drain and laying insecticide in it. But stagnant water puddles still continue to form there.

Primary school children visit the park every week. In the light of the current dengue epidemic, the Ministry of Education should put an immediate hold on all school excursions to the park.

The drain has to be reconstructed to prevent stagnant water from collecting. The National Parks Board should also sweep the drain to remove the stagnant water.

Schoolchildren visit the park to learn road safety, not be exposed to possible dengue danger.

Aaron Ang Chin Guan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2016, with the headline 'Stagnant water, mozzies at Road Safety Park'. Print Edition | Subscribe