Collapsed sewerage pipe causes stench in Taman Sentosa

Krishnan thinks the overpowering stench is due to sewage water flowing into residential drains. Standing on the right is Tavaneshmohan.

SEWAGE overflowing into drains at Jalan Dato’ Yusof Shahbuddin 4 in Taman Sentosa, Klang, has been stinking up the area for the last two weeks.

Murky green water has been leaking into drains and families living nearby have had to put up with the unbearable stench.

Resident M. Krishnan, 68, said the odour was especially bad during the recent hot spell.

“There are about 350 houses in the Jalan Dato’ Yusof Shahbuddin area and everyone is experiencing this overpowering smell,” he said.

M. Tavaneshmohan, 21, said he noticed water of greenish colour in the drains and noting that “it smelled terrible and it was nauseous.”

“I think the sewage from the underground sewerage system is overflowing.

“There is also algae-like matter in the drain.

“We want Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) to address this issue as soon as possible,” he said.

Another resident, Janaki Veerasamy, 73, said the stench was so bad that she had to shut her house doors and windows but the smell still permeated the house.

“It has been difficult to live in the house in the past two weeks.

“We are also worried this can cause infectious diseases or skin problems,” she added.

K. Anand, 34, said he checked the IWK manholes and found they had not overflowed.

“But I see the contaminated water is flowing out from the wall of the drains.

“We want the authorities to investigate the issue and solve the matter.

“If there is a backflow of sewage then this must be addressed fast,” he said.

Krishnan added that the row of houses along Jalan Dato Yusof Shahbuddin were the worst hit as the stench was very obvious along the drains there.

Chia Mung Kee, 45, said residents want IWK to flush out the entire drainage network that had been contaminated.

IWK Corporate Communications Department senior manager Shahrul Nizam Sulaiman said major repairs were being carried out on a main sewerage pipe near Jalan Kebun Nenas in Klang.

“A main pipe broke last week.

“The sewerage pipe collapsed and as a result we had to temporarily stop all pumping processes in order for repair works to be done.

“Our appointed contractor is carrying out the repair works, which will be completed by next week,” he said.

Shahrul added that IWK apologised for the inconvenience caused.

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