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jericho
19-11-2002, 08:26 PM
Did you guys notice that the water is much more murky during this raining season ?

A new filter (outside) I installed turned brownish in less than a few hours.

I stay at USJ 2.

jeffooi
20-11-2002, 09:03 AM
THE STAR Metro
Wednesday, November 20, 2002

900 cases of burst pipes a month

PERBADANAN Urus Air Selangor Bhd (Puas) has been recording an average of 900 cases of pipe breaks and bursts a month, mostly because they are old.

Puas general manager (operations) V. Subramaniam said old pipes in the Klang Valley gave way almost daily.

He said the asbestos cement-based main pipes, which were used some 20 to 30 years ago, were breaking up.

“Worse, we don’t have the RM1.2bil to change the pipes,’’ he said, adding that the only solution was for a Federal Government grant to change the pipes which stretched 5,000km or half the pipes in the Klang Valley.

He was commenting on the complaints Puas has been receiving over murky water in areas like Old Klang Road, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya.

The Selangor government has sent proposals to the relevant ministries for the fund.

Meanwhile, Subramaniam said Puas had begun efforts to clear sediments from the main pipelines under its “Ops Cuci’’. Even then, these could not go on due to several constraints.

He said it could only carry out flushing and cleaning of pipes when dam levels rose or when there were no festivities.


SOURCE:
http://metro.thestar.com.my/news/2002/11/dssubra.html

jeffooi
20-11-2002, 09:06 AM
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in
20-11-2002, 09:43 AM
What constraints is he talking about ??!!

Isn't now the perfect time to carry out cleaning and flushing of pipes. Its raining everyday, so the dam levels should be high. Raya is about 2 weeks away - so its not quite festive time yet.

If you want to wait till after Raya, Christmas and CNY, it will be back to hot and dry weather ..... and so the vicious cycle begins again, " ....... no rain, so the dam level is low .... blah ... blah ... blah...."

Will this ever end ?!

Voter
20-11-2002, 07:47 PM
If PUAS cannot supply clean water to WHO standards, they have no right to collect water charges from consumers. It all boils down to accountability, and if no one is held accountable, consumers continue to bear the irresponsibility of the ones supposed to be responsible. Accountability should start from the No. 1 man responsible; is he the CEO of PUAS, or is it the DG of the Government department which supervises PUAS? Unless we start to be accountable, 2020 is still very far away.