Sewage stink disturbs Al Ain area residents

AL AIN — Residents of Jimmi Amreyah and Jimmi Muraijib areas in the heart of Al Ain city have been complaining to the authorities about foul smell prevailing in the area due to the sewage problem, but no action has been taken by the municipality.

By Lana Mahdi (Our staff reporter)

Published: Fri 20 Jun 2008, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:33 PM

The unhygienic conditions in the two areas have caused concern among the residents as they fear outbreak of diseases, with rodents and insects seen moving all over the area.

Lamya Osman, a housewife from the Muraijib area, said the sewage odour was unbearable.

Mahdi Sharif, a resident of Amreyah area, said sewage smell makes life difficult, especially in the evenings.

The residents have repeatedly requested the Health Department and the Sewage Unit of Al Ain Municipality to find a solution to the problem, but to no avail.

Mohammed Saeed, a supervisor and controller of the private company that is managing the Al Ain sewage network in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality, said the company will send a committee next week to survey the two areas.

‘Sometimes the stink spreads due to the location of some sewage stations near the residential areas. In some cases, the sewerage lines might need cleaning and washing,’ added Saeed. He assured that efforts were on to provide healthy environment to the residents of Al Ain and its nearby areas.

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