The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be embarking on a comprehensive drain-cleaning programme in several communities across the Corporate Area.
The exercise will be undertaken in phases, with 51 critical coastal drains in communities in approximately 13 divisions benefiting from the project in the first instance.
“In all, about  critical drains will be cleaned, both coastal and non-coastal over the next few weeks, and that is part of our preparation for the hurricane season,” he said.
Williams said following the completion of the cleaning exercise for coastal and non-coastal drains, a number of regular drains will be cleaned.
“So basically, at the end of it, we would have had a comprehensive cleaning of drains amounting to easily over 100 drains being cleaned across the municipality in preparation for the hurricane season,” he added.