PETALING JAYA: Stop talking and just give us our water! That seems to be the broad sentiment of residents in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur who are sick and tired of the prolonged water rationing.
Over the past weeks, they have been flooding cyberspace with their complaints and angry cries of despair.
Napsiah Wan Salleh posted on Facebook that she could not care less about what anyone had to say about the matter any more.
“I just want the authorities to get their act together so that water rationing can end for good.”
Jocelyn Lee asked: “Are you doing something to solve the problem? Or just waiting for every end of the month to say: No rainfall into water catchment area, no improvement in dam, we have to extend the water rationing. Ridiculous!”
Gathrin Govindarajoo said the water rationing exercise had affected health adversely.
“Cannot take it any more. Children having hand, foot and mouth disease and adults having irritation.”
Like many others, Sher Cullen urged Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to stop the rationing.
“We want clean water to our house. Full stop!”
Shashi Netto said the Selangor government must pull up its socks and do the right thing: “Stop the mismanagement and let the water flow from our taps.”
Lee Mei Lin, who described the rationing as “sheer madness”, asked: “May we know what the actual problem is?”
Pritapal Singh chided those who said that people were lazy for not collecting rainwater.
“If both husband and wife are working, who will collect rainwater? If I’m working in Petaling Jaya and my house is in Klang, must I rush back home to do it?
“Which company will allow employees to do that? We’re not lazy, just helpless,” he added.
Angry netizens found little comfort in reports of slight increases in dam levels.
“If the rationing continues, what is the point of telling us the news? It’s like putting a chicken drumstick in front of a famine victim and telling him not to eat it,” said Ivy Lam.