EXPENSIVE INCONVENIENCE: Residents of Belimbing Heights spend more than RM5,200 for water from private firm
RESIDENTS of Belimbing Heights here are unhappy over the water disruption since June 17.
The residential joint management body (JMB) chairman M. Elangovan said the situation had gradually worsened and now become unbearable.
"Every day we have to queue up to get water from a tanker and senior citizens face difficulties carrying heavy containers of water.
He said complaints were made to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) but to no avail.
"They did send us water on June 22. However, it was not enough as there are 403 units here.
"Therefore, we were left with no choice but to buy four tankers of water from a private company for the residents' use," he said.
The four tankers of water with a capacity of 5,811 gallons each, bought on June 22 and 23 had cost the JMB RM5,200.
One of the residents, Jess Chong, 34, said the water disruption had cost her a lot of money.
"I could not cook and I had to buy our drinking water.
"I also had to send my dirty clothes to a laundry," she said hoping that the water problem can be settled immediately.
Another resident, Ng Boon Hong said, he started developing a backache since the water disruption began as he had to walk downstairs to collect pails of water for his family's use.
Ng, who lives on the 10th floor, said when there is no water, he and his wife would go to their son's house in Taman Tun Hussein Onn for a bath and wash their clothes.
Housewife Kamariah Sulaiman said the disruptions were especially a problem for her school-going children.
Serdang MCA chairman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong said Syabas should address the matter urgently.
"This water issue is very serious and with the present weather, the demand for water will be high.
"Syabas needs to have a look at its water level to ensure there will be enough water in Selangor," said Liew.