Friday, January 20, 2012

Leaky Sungai Way pipes to be replaced next year

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 11:20:00

PETALING JAYA: Residents in Sungai Way are fed-up of having to face problems of low water pressure.

They have sent a message to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) that they will no longer tolerate any excuses for not replacing old pipes.

For the past four years, the pipes have been bursting under high pressure, and the residents claim Syabas has failed to respond to their pleas for help.

On Sunday, about 20 residents and traders staged a protest against Syabas in front of the Sungai Way market demanding that Syabas replaces the old pipes soon.

Also present was Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) councillor Darren Tiong and Sungai Way’s Community Security and Development Committee (JKKK) chairman Ting Eow Hai.

“The Community Security and Development Committee has been urging Syabas to replace the old pipes for many years because the residents have been facing low water pressure,” Lau said.

“With the pipes still leaking to this day, the situation has become critical. We believe replacing them immediately is the long-term solution.”

Syabas corporate communications and public affairs executive director Abdul Halem Mat Som said Syabas was aware of the problems.

He added Syabas had taken action according to the standard operating procedure.

“However, as a long-term solution, Syabas has proposed the pipe replacement project, which covers 8km in Sungai Way New Village, be implemented immediately,” he said.

“The proposal has been approved by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) and is scheduled for implementation early next year.”
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