Writer: Alvin Yap
Published: Fri, 16 Mar 2012
PETALING JAYA: Summonses and warnings have failed to deter restaurants in SS3 from clogging neighbourhood drains with waste and a state lawmaker is calling on the council to take firmer action.
“They have been slapped with summonses and notices to stop dumping food directly into the drains. They’ve paid the fines but still carry on,” said Kampung Tunku assemblyperson Lau Weng San.
“They are responsible for the situation and have to stop dumping food waste into the drains.”
Lau, who visited the site at SS3/31 on Wednesday, said he would be raising the issue with the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
He pointed out that the actions of the restaurants is raising the ire of other business owners as well as ratepayers in the area.
There are four restaurants that operate from the shoplots which have been identified as the culprits.
Lau added that he has been receiving complaints of stench due to the stagnant water at the drains, which measure some 800 m from end to end.
On another matter, Lau said waste collection and cleaning contractors serving the SS3 area still had a lot to do.
“The (performance) of contractors is not up to par yet. They are still missing their schedules once in a while,” he said
He called on ratepayers to call the city council’s Public Complaints Hotline number to lodge their grouses on domestic waste collection.
On March 1, a new batch of 32 solid waste contractors started their rounds in MBPJ areas.