Taps start to flow again at
Flora Damansara condo
10/03/2009 The Star By OH ING
THE water supply to the Flora Damansara Condominium in Petaling Jaya has
been restored a week after Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) cut it
off, Flora Damansara Residents Association chairman Abdul Hakim Amir said.
The supply to several blocks had been disconnected since last Sunday and
residents said it was due to the negligence of the condominium management,
Allied Group Property Services.
Residents are now looking into switching from bulk meters to individual
The reason for doing so is to avoid another water cut and to benefit from
the free water plan offered by the Selangor state government.
In a briefing at the Flora Damansara surau, a representative from Syabas
told residents about the guidelines involved to change from bulk to
“Syabas would check the meters and pipe systems for suitability and water
pressure after residents fill in the forms.
“There will be no charge for the modification of meters but the JMB needs to
give an letter to Syabas to state that they agree to bear the costs for
leaks when maintenance and checks are carried out,” he said.
Resident Zali Zainal, who has been living in Flora Damansara Block D for the
past four years, is all for using individual meters.
“We have been wanting to switch to individual meters since the free water
plan was introduced,” he said.
Flora Damansara Joint Management Body (JMB) chairman Ho Fook Chuan had
decided to appoint a new property management company after they took over
the management of the condominium in October.
“The newly-appointed company, PAMA Services, will start operations next
month but they will be helping us during the transitional period.
“The JMB also has the power to collect all fees from residents and owners of
Block C, D, E, F and H for managing and maintaining the property since
receiving the JMB Certificate last Wednesday,” he said.
Ho added that a temporary collection counter would be set up and residents
were advised to retain their bank-in slips to get official receipts in the
He also said all announcements and notices would be posted on the notice
boards and on Flora Damansara’s website www.floradamansara.com.
JMB committee member Maulviriadha Abu Bakar said although the water supply
had been restored, some units in block D have yet to get water supply due to
water pump problems.
He added that the water supply for Block A and B was not affected because
they were under a different management company.