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Residents in Kuala Lumpur districts praying for taps to flow again

Published on Feb 27, 2014 12:06 PM

BALAKONG, Kuala Lumpur (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 10,000 residents in Taman Impian Ehsan who are among the worst hit by the dry spell are hoping that water will start flowing from their taps soon.

Water supply is scheduled to return to the area from 4pm to 9am on Saturday under the rationing exercise for the Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts.

"We are desperate for water and look forward to getting even a limited supply from our taps every two days under the rationing exercise," said Balakong Rukun Tetangga coordinator Mejar (Rtd) Abdul Rahim Mohd Amin.

The neighbourhood, which has 6,888 houses, shops and low-cost flats, has come to resemble a disaster zone after all taps ran dry on Feb 10.

Residents collect water from a Tenaga Nasional Berhad water pipe at Taman Setia Balokong, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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