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gunther
18-02-2006, 08:13 PM
I just called Syarikat bekalan air sdn. bhd.. Spoke to a rather friendly lady operator there. She said the water supply has already started but they're waiting for the tanks to fill up there ... to reach a certain level she said shoudl be up by 10pm..

By God... I hope she's right. But nevertheless was happy with her helpfullness... ;-)

You can call 1-800-88-5252 for more info yourself...

orchipalar
18-02-2006, 09:24 PM
Err...it's 21:35pm...but there is still no water supply from the tap... :rolleyes:

VeeJay
18-02-2006, 09:28 PM
I';m just guessing...I think the water is on the way now...just tried opening the main water tap...I could hear the pressure rush and my meter start to run crazy from the pressure flow and not the water...so assuming the water is following thru...

I would recommend that you turn off the main tap at the meter so that you wont be charged for just air travelling thru your meter...and moreover the first rush would also bring in all the dirt together...

orchipalar
18-02-2006, 09:38 PM
Err...excellent piece of advice Veejay:)...let the MERDE water runs out first to the unweiry neighbours... :D

VeeJay
18-02-2006, 09:48 PM
I did not mean that way :) What I do is, I close the tap and open up the front filter (first filter), so when I open the tap, there will definitely murky water flowing in but wont get into my internal pipes and will be flushed out at the filter section itself...and out you go to drain :D

orchipalar
18-02-2006, 09:52 PM
Err...another good piece of advice...ahem...disadvantage of having water filters installed...err...it gets clogged with merde when water supply comes back...

VeeJay
18-02-2006, 10:01 PM
I would rather take it as an advantage of having those filter outside, as one could disable the flow of, these developed city’s so called perfect for drinking water, into our main internal water system and storage tank!

Without those filter, there is no other way preventing those wonderful water entering our house!
:mad: :D

CCY
18-02-2006, 10:08 PM
Aiyooo......still no water lar. Belum mandi lagi and smells like ikan masin already....@#$#@!%^&*

VeeJay
18-02-2006, 10:10 PM
Doesnt your internal storage tank have enough for a day?! Mine does... :)

kevin23
18-02-2006, 10:26 PM
yes,finally water has arrived!

CCY
18-02-2006, 10:41 PM
Doesnt your internal storage tank have enough for a day?! Mine does... :)

With a number of water buffaloes in the house having to cool them I need a tanker to tide over these freaking cuts...

By the way it seems that the supply in slowly tricking in now.

orchipalar
18-02-2006, 10:44 PM
yes,finally water has arrived!Err...dear Kevin23:)...ya mean merde water...is better than no water...

Err...dear CCY:)...it's about time ya get a spare tank(600L) to store water at the back of your home...

Ahem...interruption like this one...would soon be more frequent...as the dams would soon dry out...during dryer spells...

kevin23
18-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Err...dear Kevin23:)...ya mean merde water...is better than no water...

Err...dear CCY:)...it's about time ya get a spare tank(600L) to store water at the back of your home...

Ahem...interruption like this one...would soon be more frequent...as the dams would soon dry out...during dryer spells...


Yeah,quite brownish water but not too dirty lah.Still can be used and as u said,better than dry taps..Haih...!

VeeJay
18-02-2006, 11:01 PM
yup....water is in...but the pressure is kinda low...expected!

pcyeoh
19-02-2006, 12:47 AM
Was it a coincident or could it be a well planned strategy that these maintenance work were all done to coincide with this event held on the same day.

THE COALITION AGAINST WATER PRIVATISATION (CAWP), ALIRAN, MTUC, REFSA, RESIDENT'S ASSOCIATION, GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS (GCC) AND MONITORING SUSTAINABILITY OF GLOBALISATION (MSN) INVITES YOU TO A PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF WATER MANAGEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY, SATURDAY, 18TH OF FEBRUARY, 2006 AT THE AUDITORIUM, FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR 8.30 A.M. TO 4.00 P.M.

I was invited by Derek Fernandez to bring along our kakis and come equipped with 1.5 litres of water from our taps and show them to Syabas the dirty waters they are supplying us. We will tell them to get their acts correct first before they even dare to increase the water rates. Anyway, our water supply was cut even before 8.00 am so how to get the 1.5 litre of water? Many were caught unaware.

USJ27Resident
19-02-2006, 01:08 AM
Was it a coincident or could it be a well planned strategy that these maintenance work were all done to coincide with this event held on the same day....

Your guess would be as good as mine...

I guess if you guys did turn up with the 1.5 litres of water, they would have turned the tables on you fellas... :eek: for sourcing it from elsewhere!!

pcyeoh
19-02-2006, 01:26 AM
Water bills, another name for privatisation
Claudia Theophilus
Feb 18, 06 8:23pm

Over 250 people today unanimously rejected the Water Services Industry (WSIA) and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) bills at a public consultation in Kuala Lumpur.

The representatives of resident associations, religious and consumer groups, political parties, academicians and trade unions from all over the country said they will not support legislation that promoted privatisation.

The water bills are scheduled to be tabled at the March-April Parliament sitting.

Coalition Against Water Privatisation (CAWP) co-ordinator Charles Santiago (left) said the day-long session proved that people did not favour privatisation in any form.

“The public has clearly rejected the bills in terms of attempts to privatise water management and related services,” he said, reiterating the CAWP’s consistent stand.

“After today’s feedback, we will develop alternative principles in organising water management before submitting our feedback and proposal to the government.”

The CAWP plans to do this once Energy, Water and Communications Minister Dr Lim Keng Yaik returns from abroad.

Water as a commodity

The objection from the floor to ‘commodifying water’ was overwhelming as almost everyone present considered it morally and socially unacceptable.

The United Nations General Comment No 15 is clear where “governments have a responsibility to respect, fulfill and protect” the right to water.

“The government must realise its responsibility to provide the public access to water,” added Santiago.

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reaffirmed the comment in November 2002.

He also said that of the 300-odd public feedback received from over 80 parties so far, only one could be considered, namely the 30-day period for disconnection of supply for non-payment of charges as opposed to the initial 14-day period.

“The rest were mostly public complaints about quality and services, not specifically on the two bills.”

Topping the list of concerns was whether the performance of the parties mentioned in the bills will be made public.

Other concerns were over the use of taxpayers’ ringgit and government agencies to help a few individuals and private companies roll in millions in profits.

“Why should this be so? Why not channel the funds to the public utility and enhance the efficiency of public services?” asked a participant.

During the question-and-answer session, many expressed anger over deteriorating water quality especially in the Klang Valley, a point that was illustrated by two mineral bottles of water from Section 5 in Petaling Jaya which was the colour of kopi-O (black coffee).

Research for Social Advancement executive director Richard Yeoh who chaired the consultation said there was no justification in putting water management in the “hands of a few profit-oriented businessmen”.

Earlier, human rights advocate Malik Imtiaz presented views on the right to life and the right to water as a basic right.

The consultation on the future of water management in Malaysia was organised by CAWP, comprising about 25 civil society, non-governmental, trade union and consumer groups.

Full report is available here
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/47134

Teeque
19-02-2006, 02:06 AM
PC,

Any website of this CAWP where our residents here can study the implications and also provide their inputs?

aimless
19-02-2006, 11:34 AM
damn... didn't turn my mains on the whole nite and even this morning the water quality is utter crap!!! how la like that... :mad:

hezron
19-02-2006, 04:09 PM
yesterday we still got water supplied at my house... in USJ3/4...
but the pressure is too low...
only the ground floor water pipe can be operated with very slow rate...

water pressure start to build up around 9:30pm...
I guess its back to normal by 12am...

leewinnie46
20-02-2006, 12:54 PM
do you consider 3 bar high or low ? that 's the water pressure in my house...

trying to save some water for rainny day but i too feel a bath with those overnight water very cooling and it could wake a sleepy person... remember when take a bath with water from well or waterfall at my house.... such a luxury thought.

oh yeah, for those ppl who are a bit heaty (get someone to talk to you closely or use a hand to close while you breath out with mouth or if you feel stiff shoulder) old folk always claims that the cool water help to put up the fire in your body.... i wonder if i could use overnight water for that purpose - no leong cha