The incident led to a nine-and-a-half hours water disruption for 38 households within the area

Feng Ming Construction Fined $55,000 For Damaging Water Main

Building firm, Feng Ming Building, has actually been convicted last month of harming a huge water pipe as well as fined $55,000– the highest fine imposed for water main damage under the general public Utilities Act, reported Network Information Asia (CNA) pointing out a CLUB release.

The company was likewise founded guilty of performing an unauthorized sheet loading setup operates at Dunearn Road and fined $1,500.

Feng Ming Building accomplished the sheet loading deal on 20 September 2019 as part of the road expanding job within the Bukit Timah location.

During the jobs, a piling machine pierced a 500mm diameter water main with a depth of 2.5 m under the road surface area, when it was driving a steel sheet stack right into the ground.

” BAR looked out and also right away took place website to separate the leak as well as perform urgent repair works, which revealed a hole of about 100mm by 30mm on the water pipe,” stated BAR as a priced quote by CNA.

” The damages resulted in substantial loss of approximately 468,000 L of safe and clean water, enough to load regarding one-fifth of an Olympic-sized pool.”

The occurrence led to a nine-and-a-half hrs water interruption for 38 families within the location. Because of this, BAR released a water wagon and also supplied the impacted homes with water bags.

Investigations revealed that while the building and construction company knew the below-ground water main’s existence, it stopped working to carry out “adequate trial trenching assessment to literally identify the precise area and positioning of the water pipe”.

The Public Utilities Act supplies that a charge for damaging a water pipe or attaching pipe with a diameter of 300mm or even more is a jail term of approximately three years or a fine of approximately $200,000, or both.

PUB kept in mind that this was Feng Ming Construction’s 2nd time to be founded guilty of damaging a huge water pipe, stated CNA.

In October 2013, the firm was founded guilty of harming a 300mm diameter water main at Geylang Lorong 1 and also fined $40,000.

As to the unauthorized operation at Dunearm Roadway, Feng Ming Construction began sheet stacking works also as it has not sent a plan for authorization of CLUB.

Under the Public Utilities (Defense of Water Piping Framework) Rules 2017, contractors setting up sheet heaps or any other similar setups must guarantee that the activity is executed based on an approved plan.

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