Syabas: Residents' duty to
keep tanks clean
SUBANG JAYA: Syabas Corporate Communications and Public Affairs general
manager Abdul Halem Mat Som said the company was not responsible for the
maintenance of water tanks.
"We have advised the public and the Joint Management Body that it is their
duty to keep their tanks clean. Our responsibility stops at the water
meter," said Halem.
He explained that the situation at Serdang Perdana was due to sludge that
had built up over the years in the water tank.
"In normal conditions, when a pipe bursts, we will cut the water supply and
start work on the pipe. In the meantime, residents will continue to use the
water in the tank and as there is no water supply, the water level in the
tank will drop.
"When the water level drops, the sludge and sediment will collect at the
base of the tank. When water supply is restored and the tank is filled up
again, the sludge gets drained out and causes murky water to come out of the
taps," he said.
However, Halem said that the murky water would usually last for only a few
"I believe that the water is still murky because the tank may not be full
yet as the residents continue to use the water. If the tank is full, then
maybe the water won't be so murky," he said.