Varsity students in hostels face tough time


HAVING no water has made life even more difficult for students living in shared accommodation like hostels.

Universiti Putra Malaysia in Serdang is among the educational institutions affected by the fourth phase of water rationing, which started on April 4.

Sabahan Khoo Ying Wei noted that until Friday, his residential college still had water.

“But you can tell that the supply is running low as the pressure is less and the water is discoloured,” said Khoo.

Fortunately, the undergraduates are on a week-long semester break this week.

“Most will be returning to their hometowns so the campus is relatively empty.

“Those of us who are staying behind have been storing water in pails,’’ he said.

At the International Medical University (IMU) in Bukit Jalil, students were notified early on the disruption.

“Notices were put up around the campus a few days before and we also received it via email,” said Student Representative Council (SRC) secretary Andrea Goh.

“Most students living at Vista Komanwel have been storing water in pails,’’ she added.

Mentari Courts in Bandar Sunway, which is home to many international students, will have their water supply cut, too.

Indonesian student Elissa Novia only found out about the water disruption on Friday and said she had yet to make any preparations.

“I will definitely start storing water from now.

“Our landlord has prepared some large plastic containers for us to store more water, too,’’ she said.

She said Mentari Courts had several large water tanks on the roof.

“Things will be difficult once that water runs out,” said Elissa.

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