Residents of Emirates Cluster at Dubai International City have raised their concerns to the “psychological effects” of living close to a sewage treatment plant, complaining that it is making them ill.
However, Gulf News reports that the Municipal officials of DEWA have rejected the claims made by the residents of Dubai International City.
Residents of Dubai International City have complained a lot about over flown gutters and sewage filled roads.
“We do not have any chemical waste and it is all biological, and there are no toxic fumes. We have a new sewage plant in Jebel Ali and most of the load has been diverted there,”
“The [sewage] treatment plant in the area has been better confined than it used to be and we use chemicals to treat the bad odour. The smell has reduced almost 90 per cent in the last three years, and [the residents] might have psychological effects from living so close to the sewage treatment plant.”
The DEWA official said that the smell couldn’t be attributed to the sewage tankers either since the number of trucks at the unit had gone down from 4,000 in 2009 to less than 200 of late.