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Residents cry foul over sewer link plan

 | May 16, 2011

Folk of Taman Puchong Jaya worry over a condominium developer’s plan to channel waste through their old pipes.

PUCHONG: Residents of Jalan Tiong 2 in Taman Puchong Jaya are raising a stink over a plan to connect their sewers to those of the upcoming Bukit Tandang condominium complex.

“Our pipes are old and may break because of the extra load,” said Mumfit Mohd Salleh, chairman of the Jalan Tiong Residents Association, which represents the 3,000-odd people living in the area.

The association has discussed the problem in a series of meetings with several authorities and filed complaints with the Selangor Housing Board as well as the state executive councillor for housing, building management. It will file a police report if the Bukit Tandang developer goes ahead with its plan.

The problem began three months ago following a landslide from the hill on top of which the complex is being built. To prevent future landslides, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) dug a drain stretching from the hilltop to the main sewerage pipe for Jalan Tiong 2.

Mumfit told FMT that the Bukit Tandang developer plans to build the condominium’s main sewer pipe parallel to the drain and connect it to Jalan Tiong 2’s main.

He said his association had met several times with MPSJ, Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), and Kinrara state assemblywoman Teresa Kok.

At the most recent meeting, MPSJ officials said the problem was not theirs because IWK and the contractor had reached an agreement on the matter.

“In the morning, IWK told us they would look for an alternative, only to say otherwise in the afternoon,” he added.

Kok and IWK suggested that the residents get technical experts to explain why the sewerage pipes should not be connected. Kok also gave notice to the developer to stop work on the main pipe. The notice ended on May 1.


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