Friday, June 27, 2014

Heads must roll over water cuts

water shortage
PETALING JAYA: The disruption of water supply over the past one week has showed the incompetence of the Selangor government and water authorities, said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.

“This is a shocking and unacceptable development,” he said in a statement.
The water supply situation in the Klang Valley is becoming critical with several dams in the state recording low levels. About one million residents have already been hit by water supply cuts.

Pua hit out at the state government for not being serious in tackling the issue, saying that “such a degree of incompetence cannot be tolerated”.
He said that heads must roll if the water disruptions were to continue and the state is forced to implement another round of water rationing.
“There can be no more excuses.”
He pointed out that on June 7 the state government had given a guarantee that there would be no water rationing when the dry season set in, worsened by the El Nino phenomenon.
On June 11, Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim also gave the assurance that the state will not repeat its water rationing exercise.
But Pua said that over the last one week, various parts of Selangor have begun experiencing water disruptions.
He added that measures must urgently be taken to relieve the burden of the suffering rakyat, while residents await improvements after the state takes over the management of water.