Building site posing a health
25/03/2009 The Star By Adrian
IMPROPER sewage management at the One Menerung Apartment construction site
in Jalan Damansara has resulted in an unhealthy environment for the
residents in the area.
Some of the residents said they had made numerous complaints to the
authorities on the problem they had been facing for the past six months ago
but nothing had been done.
Dr Steven Chow, who has been living there for more than 20 years, said there
should be a proper sewage management system at the site as most of the
construction workers were staying there.
“But, since there isn’t any proper system, the sewage ends up flowing on to
the road, resulting in a stench and leaving pools of water, making the place
a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” he added.
“They can’t have the sewage flowing on to the road just like that.
“They should have a proper sewage system, or, at least, do something to
improve the current situation,” he said.
He added that to make the situation worse, the noise from the site had left
the residents unable to have proper rest.
Chow said construction work was carried out even on weekends.
Another resident, Datin Paridah Mohd Nor, said she was afraid to open her
windows because of the stench and mosquitoes.
She hoped the authorities would act quickly as some of the residents in the
neighbourhood had been infected by dengue due to the mosquito menace.