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jericho
13-02-2003, 11:16 AM
Yesterday morning I changed the water filter at the meter gauge, and the filter turned completely brownish just after 2 rounds of washing machine job. This is unbelieveable and Samy Vellu dares to say it is safe to drink from the pipe!

I notice the water supply is unusually dirty especially during raining season.

BTW I'm from USJ 2 area.

Any comments ?

Beethoven
13-02-2003, 12:21 PM
How many times we complaint about the water quality here but the same problem not only not being solved but getting worst, every time look at my plain white shirt become beige color make me feel very "sian" and angry, what can we do ?
Invite the so-called leaders to come here and treat them with our unfiltered plain water, see they dare to drink !

clarence
13-02-2003, 03:08 PM
Black or brown water is no difference to minister because he is of the same color. To him, this is normal. If I can survive so long as a black minister, so what wrong with brown or black water.
No one can move him except our PM.

saml
13-02-2003, 03:32 PM
It may be a plot to supply dirty water so that those selling water filters would have a roaring business. Just go to any complex and you can see those selling all types of water filters. If you think that after 2 washings your filter gets dirty, then you should ask the people staying in usj 11. They have been living with this ****t for so many years.

Voter
14-02-2003, 10:57 AM
I remember at one time or another the Works Minister said that our water is clean and safe to be comsumed, and the Health Minister said our water quality surpassed the WHO standards! Well, we would like to invite both YBs to a water drinking pary, i.e. to drink water drained just off the water meter connection area from any of the Subang Jaya/USJ residential houses. Let the YBs drink the water, and we will join them.

When they talk about the water being safe to be consumed, I believe they are talking about the water that is supplied to their houses, perhaps under special system.

empress_julz
13-03-2003, 12:25 AM
malaysian water is actually very clean by WHO standards. just boil it and it should be fine.

and don't think it's different in other countries. europe has to grapple with the occassional dirt and the water from the taps is full of calcium. you'll see a layer of white forming around the sinks/bath tub after a bit.

no one here drinks water from the tap. we buy mineral water every week.

brown sediments maybe difficult for some ppl to take. get a good filter.

i would recommend Amway's filter.... it is a bit costly but will last a long time. in one demonstration it even filtered ink!

and please remember, some filters actually worsen the situation, so don't just go for something cheap and useless. remember to ask for a filter that can do "backwash".

///EJ

JoeJaffar
13-03-2003, 11:42 AM
I think it's not a matter of what filter to buy or whether our water passes WHO standards.

When the water in our taps consistently comes out brown, yellow or any other color but clear water, then there must be something wrong. And to listen to this minister or public officials saying that it is safe to drink, is not enough. I mean, from where do they base their opinions? From taps in hotels, their homes, their offices, or from USJ? And PUAS officers, what actions are they actually taking to check on this grienvances?

If something is being done to help USJ residents, or anyone for that matter, please let the people know. By brushing aside these complaints, seems to me like they're not taking the consumers seriously.

I'll be moving into my own home in Putra Heights towards the end of the year, and I dread to think what the water will be like.

empress_julz
13-03-2003, 05:10 PM
there is nothing wrong with the quality of water in malaysia. (pls read on)

the WHO is not concerned about water colour cos that's purely cosmetic.... you could say psychological. and yes, it does ruin clothes especially when you wash whites. but the govt. is right when they say you can drink it.

these are the criteria in the drinking quality standards set by the WHO which malaysia complies with:

-guidelines related to around 70 chemicals;

-presence of priority chemicals in drinking-water;

-microbial quality of drinking-water;

-"good practice" in drinking-water safety management.

you can get info on these things here:

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/Water_quality/drinkwat.htm

the water here in milan is slightly yellow and sometimes whitish if it makes you feel any better. but it's perfectly clean.

the real ppl who are grappling with water problems are those from poorer nations. 25% of people do not have proper sanitised water, and the numbers are growing in time - and we're talking about the presence of arsenic or deadly microbes in the water, not 'brown water' or anything mild like that.

water shortages are also estimated to occur more frequently because of population increases. you can read more on this here:

http://www.who.int/inf-fs/en/fact112.html

the problem with a lot of malaysians is that we don't pay attention to issues till it mildly affects us, then we go off the rocker with things.

malaysians are generally VERY wasteful with water. i've always felt that our water bills are too cheap - people don't think twice about cleaning things too much, or just leaving the tap running. the more water we waste, the deeper into the environment we have to go into for more water. three or four generations down the line there will be water shortages perhaps even for malaysians, because fresh water supplies aren't that easily replenished.

but yes, everyone has the right to blast the government for the brown water that's present in USJ and a lot of other places out there. i don't think there's any problem with the *water* itself....... the real problem is the kind of filtration system they use. the govt is not lying to you when they say the water is good enough, it is.

why doesn't somebody scrutinise them on the filtration system they use?

just on the topic, thought i'd let everyone know, i don't have water in my apartment today because the management is doing their twice annual clean up of the filtration system downstairs.

cheers.
///EJ

pangky
11-08-2005, 07:16 PM
How many times we complaint about the water quality here but the same problem not only not being solved but getting worst, every time look at my plain white shirt become beige color make me feel very "sian" and angry, what can we do ?
Invite the so-called leaders to come here and treat them with our unfiltered plain water, see they dare to drink !

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Lexus
11-08-2005, 07:26 PM
three or four generations down the line there will be water shortages ///EJ

There won't be water shortage forever. Instead, we should worry about too much *water* in the earth. :D

kwchang
11-08-2005, 11:07 PM
pangky resurrected this thread (note that it was in 2003) purely to try soliciting sales of a specific water filter. Had to delete the phone contact. One more silly move like that and pangky is outta here.

chewps
12-08-2005, 12:35 AM
i agree the water quality in malaysia is relatively clean, but it doen't mean we cannot expect something better.

water in milan slightly yellow doesn't mean we should not hope for colourless water.

meeting who standard doesn't mean we should not surpass it. it will be a malaysia boleh that many will welcome.

i miss those day i drank direct from tap...

bslee
12-08-2005, 12:50 AM
Folks, I guess its not exactly the right time to grumble about water quality.
Most are engrossed with the AP issue, then AP (Air Pollution), already no rain, dams running low, then ONE more AP may come!...kena AIR POTONG???... :rolleyes: (Seremban aledy kena!..)