Residents from Ipoh Garden East, Taman Perak and Taman Kaya are urging the Perak Water Board (LAP) to solve water supply issues which have been bothering the neighbourhood since August last year.
Thomas Wong, a 58-year-old retiree who has been living in Ipoh Garden East for the past 28 years, said that he faces difficulty in obtaining water supply due to at least three to four sudden disruptions every month.
“The worst point that it had gotten to recently was a supply disruption for the whole day straight. Due to the high frequency of disruption, we (residents) have trouble completing our daily chores.”
He told reporters during a media session at the residential park when met earlier today (July 22).
Wong added that they were informed by LAP that the water loss had resulted from a nearby burst underground pipe.
“We’ve no choice but to utilise our water tanks as a temporary last resort,” he added.
Another resident, 61-year-old Cheong Kok Hong told reporters that the residents have lodged complaints regarding the issue several times but to no avail, as similar problems have been occurring repetitively.
“We would like to request the authorities to do a thorough check-up and replace old pipes with newer and better ones,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, Perak state legislative assembly member (ADUN) for Canning constituency Jenny Choy Tsi Jen, who was present to monitor residential areas affected by the water problems, urged LAP to seek an immediate solution.
“Areas in Ipoh Garden East along Laluan Perajurit, Lintasan Perajurit and Lebuh Perajurit are also involved.
“This issue should be seriously tended to as the continuous water disruption at random is of utmost inconvenience for the residents here.
“We’ve liaised with LAP in hopes of getting this solved as soon as possible,” she added.