There are several articles and videos on the net claiming that the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is not connected to a wastewater treatment plant by a sewer system, but that instead the sewage is transported away using trucks. Examples:
- inhabitat.com: "it isn’t hooked up to a municipal wastewater treatment system – so when you poop in the Burj Khalifa, that waste is actually trucked out of the city."
- gizmodo.com: "The trucks take all this poop to a sewage treatement facility outside of the city. It's the same with most skyscrapers in Dubai, according to Kate Ascher, author of The Heights."
- wonderfulengineering.com: "The skyscraper [...] is not connected to a municipal wastewater treatment system. In simple words, the poop collected from the building is carried out of city via trucks."
- en.wikipedia.org: "Sewage from areas of Dubai not connected to the municipal piped network at the time was collected daily from thousands of holding tanks across the city and driven by tankers to the city's only sewage treatment plant at Al-Awir."
Is this claim true?