High tide, not drainage, responsible for flooding on Water Street

Above normal high tides and rainfall are being blamed for the overtopping at sections of Water Street.

Chief City Engineer, Colvern Venture, last week told Stabroek News that the continuous overtopping between Bentick and Hope streets is as a result of the high tides overflowing from the Demerara River.

“We would have some overtopping around that area whenever there is a high tide, to my knowledge it is not an issue of drainage,” he explained…..