When we talk about infrastructure of the Nation, there are things that we cannot live without. We cannot live without electricity, roads, water, and many more. But there are also some of it that we have actually forgotten about or have not paid particular attention to and that is the sewage system. Sewage systems are all beneath our feet hidden away but do the most significant work among all of the infrastructure in the Nation.
Why is the Sewage system so important?
Sewage is one of the most significant infrastructure amongst many as without the sewage system to help us, we will be living a much different life. Just based on imagination, you can already understand. Imagine this, There is no sewage system in place, the water that we use to flush our excretions, where do they go? Maybe it is possible to keep it underground, but after years of staying in that house, it will smell, it will be very unhygienic, worms may start to develop and germs everywhere. Is that the kind of life that we want? Another scenario, if and when you are driving, it suddenly rained very hard. The rain water becomes stagnant on the roads and it becomes a very bad flood, even stepping out of the house might be a problem let alone driving the car. Now we can see that having the sewage system is one of the most important infrastructure of the many.
It is not only for hygiene but also for safety, and it also helps us build our civilization. Without it, there won’t be a place to keep all the dirt, water, germs away from our living space. We will not be living in a clean, well built city environment if it were not for the sewage system.
What needs to be done?
With that being said, it is common knowledge to know that if this is something so important to us, we need to take good and good care of it to be able to maintain its efficiency and be able to continue to do what it’s meant to do. So then what should we do? Yes, we. We need to first understand that it is also our job as citizens to keep the city clean and not cause pollution and not to clog up the sewage by throwing rubbish everywhere which will end up in the sewage and may cause problems later on. This is something that we need to first acknowledge before continuing on.
We need to throw rubbish at designated locations
Our rubbish must be thrown into the rubbish bin, and if there isn’t one anywhere near you then keep it until you go home and throw it. Yes, you may not want to bring home the rubbish from outside because the rubbish at your house is meant to throw out from your house so why bring it into the house right? Yes, correct, but it does not allow you to take that excuse and simply throw your rubbish. Still, find a place that is a rubbish dump, a designated place to throw your rubbish.
We need to keep it well maintained
Yes, we do have services like sewer line cleaning in Malaysia but we too have the responsibility as citizens of the Nation to keep the streets clean so make sure that if you are doing something, do it well and not leave a mess and let it end up in the drain. Imagine if you are to poor items that are not supposed to go and it clogs a pipe? Even worse, what if you damaged one of the pipes? It is going to cause more problems for you as well as the people that now because of you fix them. We have to do our parts to love our city only then the city will continue to strive. We too have the responsibility.
Give respect to them
Yes, sewage is only an item, object, there is no need for us to talk up to it. duh right? But we need to respect the people working on it and give us this well maintained thing to keep our home, streets, and city as clean as possible. We should be able to recognize that they play a very important role to give us all the benefits that we take for granted. So do not talk to them like they are doing a lowly job, because without them, you won’t be living in a clean, healthy, hygienic city. Without them, your house will smell and you will always be sick with germs and bacteria. You won’t be even able to drive and mayne your house would be inside a swimming pool when the rain water starts filling up. We should be able to recognise these and be more respectful to them as a Chinese saying goes, “Every profession produces its own leading authority.” They are all equally important.