Leaking pipe at carpark
05/01/2008 The Star By Carolyn Ooi
Residents of an apartment block at Lintang Macallum 2 in Penang are worried
that their carpark will be turned into a mosquito breeding ground.
Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Lee Hack Teik said residents also complained of
stench from a leaking underground sewage pipe at Block 7, Pangsapuri
He said they had made more than 10 complaints to the authorities since the
leak started in July last year.
Lee said that although no dengue case was reported, the residents feared
that the dirty water would cause water-borne diseas-es.
Lee urged the Penang Development Corporation and Indah Water Konsortium to
take action immediately.
Pensioner Lim Ah Chai, 63, said he and his wife avoided going to the car
park because of the stench.
Health hazard: Hack Teik (squatting) being shown the puddle by Poh Choo
(right) and Lim.
“My two grandchildren are suffering from mosquito bites,” he said.
Lim’s wife, Lee Poh Choo, 62, complained that a layer of moss was covering
the carpark near the sewage manhole.
“This is dangerous to the elderly and children because the whole place has
become slippery,” he said.