Developer Nakheel is looking for ways to prevent a repeat of last month’s chaotic scenes when a burst pipe caused millions of gallons of water to flood streets and submerge cars in Discovery Gardens.
According to Gulf News, Nakheel is working with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and other bodies to try to find ways to prevent similar incidents in future.
Dubai Municipality said 16 million gallons of flood water had to be drained from the area after the mains pipe burst.
In previous flooding, hot water, knee-deep in places, filled the car park at Ibn Battuta Mall’s China Court. Roads around the area were cordoned off for several days as recovery crews drained the water. The main road leading to Discovery Gardens, the mall and The Gardens was closed for three days.
Discovery Gardens has its usual share of trouble as Nakheel has failed to manage the so-called prime residential area. Earlier, there were cases of flooding, sewage stench and water supply shortage at Discovery Gardens.