How long before it runs dry?

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 01 May 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Some residents remain wary although water rationing ends today.

“It is good news because the exercise has affected many people,” said Taman Gasing Indah Rukun Tetangga chairman Eric Chew.

“But what if the rains stop, then what?”

He said the authorities should prepare a contingency plan in case a drought happens again in the future.

Mahan Singh Gill, the Section 12 Residents Association vice-president, agreed with Chew.

“There’s a lot of rain now,” he said, but he wanted the state government to still plan for the worst, such as if the dams were to dry up again after a few months.

Burhan Adnan, chairman of the Putra Heights Section 1 and 6 Residents Association, was happy that the water cuts were at an end.

“Water is a basic need and a right of the people. But everyone must prudently manage the use of water,” he said.

SS18 Subang Jaya resident Low Hong Woei was worried that the lifting of the rationing would only be temporary.

“Maybe I should have installed a bigger water tank,” he said.

Ong Chun Wei, 25, a resident in Bandar Puchong Jaya, pledged to use water more prudently.

“To help prevent the problem from recurring, I will wash my car less frequently,” he said.

“It would also help if the authorities would come down hard on illegal car wash operators.”

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