A solution most foul
14/10/2009 The Star By ELAN PERUMAL
THE developer of an apartment project in Kinrara, Puchong, has been
channelling sewage discharge into the main drain which leads to the Klang
It is learnt that the illegal activity has been going on at the Vista
Lavander apartments project for more than five years.
According to residents, the overflow from a sewerage manhole in the
basement of the 15-storey Block A is being diverted into the main drain.
A resident gingerly making his way through the basement which is wet
with the sewage water
The developer has built a mini-concrete pond around the overflowing
manhole and created an outlet to channel the sewage into a main drain.
“We expected the developer to rectify the problem of the overflowing
manhole but they have found an easy ‘solution by discharging the sewage
into the drain.
“We raised the matter with the developer but they have not done
anything to rectify the situation,” said Vista Lavander joint management
body (JMB) chairman P. Thinatayallam.
Thinatayallam said the overflow from the manhole was caused by a faulty
“This is a daily affair and it has become a normal thing for the
residents here,” he said.
However, Thinatayallam said the negative attitude of the developer had
landed the JMB into a lot of problems with the residents, who blamed the
management body for the wrongdoings of the developer.
out: Thinatayallam (left) and some of the residents checking the
Apart from the overflowing manhole, Thinatayallam said the basement was
also filled with sewage discharge caused by the leaking sewage pipes, and
this had deprived the residents of their right to park their vehicles in
“Many of the residents are forced to park their vehicles outside the
apartment compound due to this situation.
“The presence of the sewage also results in a strong stench pervading
the neighbourhood,” he said.
When contacted, Sentosa Restu maintenance manager R. Devadass, who is
also the building manager, declined to comment.