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Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 10:25:21 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: The water shortage in the Old Klang Road area has turned neighbour against neighbour amid complaints of “water theft”.
At the Taman Sri Sentosa food court, stall owners complain that outsiders are filling containers and drums with water from the communal taps and bathrooms.
“The tank (at the food court) is very big,” said a stall owner who declined to be named.
“And the taps outside are there at all hours. People living nearby come to take water. So, how will there be enough for us working here?”
He said the stall owners paid rent and had their water consumption measured by a meter.
Another stall owner, Abdul Mutalib, 67, said that while he had enough water to run his business for the past two days, his home nearby had none.
“Luckily, it is just me and my wife. But we have to buy drinking water and stock up to bathe,” he said.
A housewife, who only wanted to be known as Lau, 30, said she had been collecting water from the communal taps near the food court despite warnings by the security guard because she had no choice.
“There are four people living in my flat, and they cannot bathe. The tank has no water,” she said. “So, I have to collect water from here and carry it up two floors.
“I cannot cook or clean. My kids go to school without bathing,” she said, adding that it would be better to ration the water for people to get their supply on alternate days instead of two days.
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