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Taking stock: Chick checking his newly installed water tanks that can hold 1,000 litres of water each at his home in Petaling Jaya. - Kevin Tan / The Star
PETALING JAYA: Fed up of constant water shortages, a household of seven has spent RM6,000 on three new water tanks for their bungalow here.
With each tank able to hold 1,000 litres of water, the family is confident of riding out the impending El Nino phenomenon or any further round of rationing like the one that occurred in February.
The family uses 350 to 600 litres of water a day and the tanks can now see them through five to seven days without mains water supply.
Mike Chick, 52, a retired manager who stays in the house with his wife, his sister, their three children and their maid, said his entire family was tired of the constant water shortages.
He added that even when normal supply resumed in April following the water rationing, they still experienced unannounced and interrupted water cuts on a near daily basis, which pushed him to buy the tanks.
“I think the RM6,000 is a good investment and I have no regrets. Now we don’t have to struggle with buckets every day if there is a water shortage.” he said.
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