July 3rd, 2008 at 02:01pm ibrahimo
I have been hearing about it for a while now, but never saw it or thought it is that bad, well for two weeks in a row now the Dubai International City, especially the England side of it, got flooded by sewage. Car parks and roads are all filled and covered with stinking sewage. Only a meter separates the sewage from the entrances of some of the residential buildings in the England area. So the people are driving through the pools of “Sewage”. Of course there are tankers pumping out the water, but they sort of create even more hassle.
What really amazes me is why this was not taken care of while building the city? This is a newly built city, what?! they FORGOT about this thing. I know every time it rains here Dubai gets pools and pools of water in the roads and car parks. But we sort of understand that this is happening in OLD DUBAI, although still not acceptable and should be solved, but this is NEW DUBAI !!!!! I know it is different, but why this was not correctly planned for from the start?!
Dubai International City has around sixty thousand residents, so you can imagine what kind of health hazards this is. And the only news they are getting is that it will end soon.
A Nakheel spokesperson said: “A specialist team is currently working on measures to resolve a situation related to the sewage system at International City and we expect operations to normalise by the end of the week.
In addition, design and supply waste water treatment company Metito was appointed in May to double the existing capacity of the sewage treatment plant located within the development and these works are also expected to be complete by the end of the week.”
[Via Gulf News]
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