Residents worry over possible water rationing

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  • Saturday, 21 Jun 2014

Brisk business: It was business as usual at the Pandan Indah car wash centre as residents sent their cars for washing despite the shortage of water in the dam.

KLANG Valley residents fear another bout of water cut as taps in selected areas started to run dry once again four days ago.

Nor Amani Hussein, 22, a resident of Nuri Apartment in Pandan Indah said water was cut at her apartment on June 17 without warning.

“The taps suddenly ran dry that night and we had to make do without water the next morning. My roommate and I had to scramble to buy water from the nearby shops to drink.

“The Syabas water tankers only came at 10.30pm the next night. We then had to carry the water we needed up four flights of stairs,” she said.

“Of course we fear a repeat of the water rationing that happened early this year. Hopefully, the authorities will keep people informed of the situation and not keep us in the dark,” Amani said, adding that she had started to store bottles of water in her home.

She added that the current situation could be worse than the earlier water rationing exercise as it was very close to the start of the fasting month.

Teratai assemblyman Tiew Way Keng said Taman Kencana, Pandan Perdana and Taman Saga had experienced water disruption for several days.

“I have been informed that there will be an indefinite water cut at these areas and have alerted the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council and Syabas.

“They will send water tankers to the areas affected so that residents can store water,” Tiew said.

Meanwhile, checks around several areas in the Klang Valley, mainly Pandan Indah, Pandan Perdana and Taman Saga showed that it was business as usual.

Despite the shortage of water in the dams, car wash centres were doing brisk business and many residents were seen watering their plants.

Seputeh Residents Association chairman Robert Quah said there had been no water disruption in the area.

Likewise, resident Richard Khoo in Taman Tasik Selatan, Sungai Besi said there had been no water cut in his area.

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