Daily Archives: 15/11/2013

Lowering Of Water Retention Basin Level & Desilting Works To Ease Off Road Flooding

(15/11/2013 Taman Putra Prima reporting)

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The western end of the newly repaired Jalan Putra Prima Utara is still flooding after heavy down pour. This persistent problem was brought to the direct attention of the Jabatan Kejuruteraan MPSepang by the 8A resident association several months ago.

Among the immediate measures taken by the Jabatan Kejuruteraan including building more scupper drains and weep holes along the flood prone area, two  new box culverts were laid across Jalan  Taman Mas to alleviate the discharge capacity by diverting substantial amount of the storm water to Taman Mas instead of flowing to the over loaded Tmn Putra Prima storm retention basin.

However due to new developments added to the upper stream, plus clogging of water canal at the downstream, Engineer from the Jabatan Kejuruterran of MPSepang En Mohd Hairil Ridza Bin Hashim and Pengarah Puan Nurulbaiti Binti Zainuldin had several discussions and follow up site inspections with the Vice Chairman of the Residents’ Consultative Committee of Zone Putra Prima & Taman Mas (Jawatan-kuasa Perunding Penduduk) or (JPP) Mr Kong Kok Meng.

A quick decision was made yesterday  to deploy a tractor mounted jackhammer to reduce the design level of the spillway structure or ponding level of the existing water retention basin, and to prescribe desilting work at the down stream in order to ease off the slow discharge of storm water.

Hopefully with these rapid remedial actions by the Jabatan Kejuruteraan, the discharge of the excessive storm water that causes frequent flooding to our road is under controlled.  The RA  also like to express gratitude to the officers of Jabatan Kejuruteraan for their dedication.