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Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:39:09 AM

Sri Johor residents concerned over leaky tank

RESIDENTS at Block 35 of Sri Johor People’s Housing Project (PPR) flats in Jalan Jelawat 2, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, are irked that nothing has been done to repair the leaky water tank in their building.

“The leakage has been going on for more than a year now. Despite numerous complaints to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), no action has been taken yet.

“It is upsetting to see water going to waste and nothing being done to stop this,” said Wong Tack Seng, 73. who has been living there for 30 years.

Wong said residents have no complaints on water shortage but merely concerned about the leakage.

“We cannot get a good night’s sleep because of the noise that comes from the tank. Water usage is less at night and as such, when the tank fills up, the floating balls tend to hit against the tank, resulting in the noise,” said Wong, who lives on the second floor of the flats.

Another resident, Seng Kuan Ying, 60, said the authorities should resolve the leakage fast and not waste water.

“We have forwarded our complaints to DBKL but all they did was inspect the place, with no resulting action.

“Water is also seeping through the ceiling in the corridor area and this has made the walls damp and mouldy,” said Seng.

Seng owns a unit on the fifth floor, which is the highest.

Juliah Rabu, 63, shared similar grouses and want the authorities to take action immediately.

Meanwhile, Selangor MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau chief Datuk Theng Book said the PPR flats were managed by DBKL and as such must resolve problems that occurred here.

“They must be responsible and rectify any problem that crops up, in this case the leakage.

“Water is also seeping through the ceiling and walls, causing damage and the paint to peel off,” said Theng said at a press conference at the Sri Johor PPR flats.

Bandar Tun Razak MCA division chief Chiew Lian Keng, who was also present at the press conference, said although the Sri Johor PPR flats would be redeveloped soon, the authorities should still maintain the place as it was occupied.

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