Pantai condo residents face added woes amid MCO as burst pipe causes water cut

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  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Taps have been running dry for residents of Pantai Panorama Condominium in Pantai Dalam here for the past two days since a pipe leading to the area burst.

Since then, residents have been relying on water tankers from Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to provide supply.

However, residents are worried about the fact that they have to leave their homes to get water, increasing the chance of contact with others amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Selina Raj, 38, who lives with her mother, said this was of great inconvenience to residents who are supposed to remain indoors due to the movement control order (MCO).

"We don't have enough water to bathe and do our laundry. To make matters worse, we cannot simply leave our home to get water elsewhere due to the MCO," she said on Thursday (March 26), adding that Lembah Pantai has been listed as a Covid-19 hotspot.

Selina is among the 700 households affected in the five blocks of 18-storey apartments.

She said Syabas had been alerted and were repairing the burst pipe.

Another resident, Leni Tjahjadi, said some residents had to go to supermarkets to buy bottled water to drink.

"I would rather everyone stay home unless it is necessary for them to leave their homes," she said.

She said the building management had been alerted, who told her they were not sure when water supply would be restored.

StarMetro is in the process of getting comments from Syabas.

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