A GOOD Samaritan in Taman Damai Murni, Cheras, has been providing water for his neighbours who have been facing water disruptions for more than 10 days.
Mohd Rizal Mohamad and his immediate neighbours have water supply but others a few rows away do not. Two water tubs have been placed outside his house for his neighbours’ use.
Neighbourhood guard Abdul Rahman Mohamad said the good Samaritan would regularly refill the water containers, which were borrowed.
The owner also allows him and the other guards to enter the house to use the water hose to refill the water tubs whenever they are empty.
Three buckets were also provided for the convenience of those who want to scoop water out of the tub.
Abdul Rahman, who has been guarding the neighbourhood for seven years, said this was the worst water disruption to hit the area since 1998. According to him, the water supply was not consistent even before Chinese New Year.
He sung praises of Mohd Rizal, who was not at home when StarMetro visited the neighbourhood.
“Only in times of crisis or disaster can we see one’s true nature.
“There is a lot of neighbourliness here, and we are a multiracial community.
“I only wonder how much his water bill would be at the end of the month,” Abdul Rahman said.
When contacted, Selangor’s water management authority said it was continuing rectification works on both treatment plants and further updates would be announced to the public. Residents in other areas are also facing water disruptions.
KS Lim, 60, who lives in an apartment in Taman Impian Ehsan, has been without water for a week.
He questioned why the water disruptions in areas like Damansara, which happened last week, were solved quickly unlike in his area.
“We have been forced to eat out and it is expensive. We have to fork out an extra RM40 daily,” he lamented.
Wing Lim, a resident from Taman Delima, Cheras, said she had to visit a friend’s house to shower and she took home drinking water from the office.
“When contacted, Syabas said the water disruption was caused by the dry spell and low water levels.
“We have been without water supply since last week and I have only seen the Syabas tanker once.
“We were not even informed when it was going to be here and it is up to your luck if you spot it and manage to rush out to get water,” she said.