Indah Water to permanently seal all manholes in Bandar Bukit Mahkota

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  • Sunday, 22 Dec 2019

A worker clearing the pollution that was illegally dumped into a manhole near the Bandar Bukit Mahkota IWK plant in Bangi. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) will seal off all manholes near its treatment plant in Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Cheras near here to prevent illegal waste disposal from occurring again in future.

State Environment, Green Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman, Hee Loy Sian noted that through a discussion, IWK had agreed to permanently close all 20 manholes in the area.

"This is to prevent people from opening the manhole. I will also direct the Kajang Municipal Council and IWK to provide 24-hour control at the entrance of the area and I hope the police can patrol the area to ensure that there are no intruders into the area," he said when contacted here Sunday (Dec 22).

Hee added that the Bandar Putera Mahkota Sewage Water Treatment Plant was a neglected area but had a complete sewerage system and infrastructure.

"There are not many houses in the area, only three. This area is also near the Negri Sembilan border and the industrial area, we could not stop them from entering this place and in the future, we plan to install a closed-circuit camera at the entrance and exit route," he said.

On Saturday (Dec 21) the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant (LRA) was forced to cease operations due to the Sungai Semenyih odour pollution, which was caused by irresponsible parties to dispose of illegal waste with solvent at the inlet around the IWK plant.

Following the closure, 328,957 registered subscribers in 366 areas in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang were affected. – Bernama

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