Lake pollution: DBKL issues compound notice to developer

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has issued a compound notice to a real estate developer working on a site near Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong here following contamination of lake water in the area.

The compound notice was issued under Section 82 (5) of the Local Government Act 1976, said DBKL in a statement Wednesday (Dec 23).

Based on an investigation conducted on Monday (Dec 21), the lake water quality degradation was most likely caused by construction works going on next to the lake area, it added.

"A site inspection found suspended sediments in the lake and dead fish were visible on the water surface.

"The water quality reading revealed the lake water lacked oxygen, causing the fish to be killed," said DBKL.

DBKL said it has been tossing mud balls into the lake every day to control ammonia levels and break down any sludge or silt in the water, in efforts to create a clean water environment.

"As a long term solution, we will add a fountain to improve oxygen levels in the lake," it said. – Bernama

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