Residents in Jalan Seremban 3/30, Seremban 3, are relieved that the retention pond in the area is being deepened to overcome flooding.
Residents facing the retention pond had to move their belongings to higher ground whenever there was a downpour. A two-hour downpour was enough to get the residents all riled-up as the water would overflow and flood the houses.
The pond-deepening work started on Aug 15 and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Menang Corporation project engineer Noriza Sharif said although the maintenance of the pond had been handed over to the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), they were working closely with them and the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) to ensure that the work was completed on time.
Residents from other areas in the Seremban 3 have also complained of poor upkeep of the retention ponds by the developer.
Seremban 3 is a new township being developed in phases and among the bigger projects are a secondary school which is nearing completion and a UITM campus near the nine-hole Paradise Valley Golf Course.
A resident, who only wanted to be known as Tey, said MPS must also be held responsible for the poor maintenance of the recreational facilities like the jogging track around the ponds.
“The developer has handed over the completed projects to MPS but the upkeep of the place is not like what they promised when we bought the properties. It is no longer a paradise which the developer has promised,” added Tey.
Tey said since Seremban 3 was a growing township, it was also the responsibility of the DID to ensure the ponds were properly maintained to prevent floods.
News Source: The Star