THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has acted on complaints that a former mining pool in Taman Tasik, Kampung Sri Aman, Puchong has been turned into an illegal dumping ground.
The mining pool is situated about 50m from a residential area.
Council president Datuk Asmawi Kasbi said MPSJ had cleared the area of rubbish and put concrete barriers at the entry points.
“Enforcement officers have also been monitoring the area,” he said during the council’s full board meeting recently.
He added that part of the pool belonged to individuals living nearby and some of the landowners had been charging lorries who entered the area to dump waste.
“The lorries make their way there via five illegal roads and we were told that a fee of RM50 is charged for every entry.
“Their land is underwater so they are maybe trying to push the level higher by filling it up with construction waste.
“We will check with the land office on their land title,” Asmawi said.
He added that MPSJ was awaiting the drafting of a solid waste system enactment by the state government.
“This will help the local authorities take action against those caught dumping illegally,” he said.
On another matter, he announced that dengue cases are still on the rise with 3,052 cases as of May 24, with 2,701 reported positive.
There are now nine hotspots, namely Taman Pinggiran Putra (Vista Pinggiran), Taman Universiti Indah (Apartment Excelsa), Taman Equine (Apartment Putra Permai), USJ 9/2-USJ 9/3J, Taman Kinrara 4, Taman Universiti Indah 1 (Jalan Indah 1/1-1/12), SS17/2, PJS 9 (Lagoon Perdana) and USJ 11/2 with 35 cases, the highest among the nine.