Burst water pipe bursts our hopes
WATER woes are detrimental to households with children and sick elderly persons.
I feel access to water is of greater importance than electricity.
The recent burst water pipe is yet another disastrous occurrence for thousands of households in the Klang Valley.
There are some areas within the Klang Valley that are without water.
It is sad that calls made for water tankers have fallen on deaf ears, with a Syabas representative quoting the size of Petaling Jaya as an excuse.
The frequent incidents raise concerns about the authorities’ operational practices, particularly maintenance.
Are inspections conducted? Are crisis management plans reviewed, including to mitigate emerging risks such as climate change?
Suffice to say, our water utility company has a greater role to play.
Let’s strive to be a little more responsible towards the community, instead of consumers constantly buying water when the cost of living is burning a hole in the pocket.