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Stagnant water poses a health risk

Pool is a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes, thus heightening the risk of residents coming down with malaria

  • By Syed Kabir, Gulf News Reader
  • Published: 00:00 April 15, 2010
  • Gulf News

Stagnant water from this year's rains still remains in certain areas of Sharjah
  • Image Credit: Syed Kabir/ Gulf News Reader
  • Stagnant water from this year's rains still remains in certain areas of Sharjah. Gulf News reader Syed Kabir said: "It is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects."

I would like to draw the attention of authorities to the presence of a large, dirty and stagnant pool of water in a very populated residential area in Muweilah, Sharjah.

This pool has been there for the past few months and has only grown in size due to the rain.

It is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. These insects can prove to be a serious health hazard in the making, especially since there are lots of buildings — and residents — nearby. I hope that my community report may help to improve the situation for my neighbours [and residents in my] community.

I request [that] the [concerned] authorities... drain the pool at the earliest possible time.

The reader is an IT and academic services manager based in Dubai.

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