Taps run dry at Bukit Panjang condo

Maysprings residents collecting water from the condominium's clubhouse on Friday night after the water supply was cut off.
Maysprings residents collecting water from the condominium's clubhouse on Friday night after the water supply was cut off.PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRIAN LEONAL

Residents at more than 600 units in a condominium in Bukit Panjang were left without water overnight on Friday due to a fault in the motor of a water pump.

National water agency PUB had to deploy a water wagon for residents at Maysprings Condominium in Petir Road.

Mr Brian Leonal, who has lived there for 21/2 years, told The Sunday Times that he realised the taps were dry at around 8pm on Friday.

"I spoke to the security guard and he said it was the entire condo," said the 26-year-old, who works in information services. "I went to my friend's house to shower."

An administrative assistant at the condo's management office said the outage occurred at around 8pm on Friday. "It's the pump motor, we are replacing a new one," she said. "It affects all the residents in the 600-plus units."

The management also issued a letter to residents noting that it had identified the fault and would replace the motor of the water pump. It advised residents to collect water either from the carpark, clubhouse or the PUB water wagon.

Mr Leonal said there was only a trickle of water coming from the taps yesterday morning.

A PUB spokesman told ST that the water agency received five calls from Maysprings residents saying they had no water.

It advises residents with water supply issues to contact their town councils for those in HDB estates, or the management of their condominiums.

They may also call PUB on 1800-CALL PUB (1800-2255-782).

The water supply was back to normal at Maysprings by 4.30pm yesterday, according to a second letter issued by the condo's management.

•Additional reporting by Tan Tam Mei

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 03, 2017, with the headline 'Taps run dry at Bukit Panjang condo'. Print Edition | Subscribe