For those staying in Gombak, expect a water disruption this 15th August in several areas. Nobody likes a water disruption because an entire area goes into water shortage. According to Department Chief Amin Lin Abdullah of Air Selangor Group Corporate Communications, the replacement work would start at 10pm the day before and would last till 5 am the following day. Residents should anticipate more than 24 hours of water disruption.
That’s in less than 10 days time! By then everyone will be fighting for clean water resources. In case of emergencies, residents are advised to store enough water a few days before and after the water disruption.
So what happens during a water crisis? Firstly, households will have to cut down on showering and cleaning activities. At the very least, they would have to allocate and not waste water during cleaning activities. Restaurants within the area will have to take precautions in ensuring the cleanliness of utensils, as well as the preparation of food. And of course, there’s the crisis of clean drinking water. Common impurities in water include bacteria, fluorides, radioactive substances, chlorine, and even toxic metals. All these could damage one’s health when drinking contaminated water!
Fear not! Here’s 4 helpful ways to stay safe during a water crisis:
Stay Updated with Local Authorities
Always source information from local authorities and the official Syabas website. They will keep you updated on the process of water disruption and when clean water will be available again. It’s best to stay in the loop of knowledge so you’re prepared for anything.
Store and Allocate Water
Days before the water disruption, begin collecting rainwater in pails. You can use the reserve water for any cleaning activities. Though not drinkable, it’ll be useful for washing cars, watering plants and cleaning the house. Furthermore, allocate how much water needs to be used daily so you won’t run out during the water shortage.
According to health recommendations, an average human should drink at least 2 liters of water daily to maintain bodily functions. Depending on how many family members and length of water shortage, be sure to store up enough water so everyone stays hydrated.
Reach out to unaffected friends and family
For those lucky to have unaffected friends or family staying in nearby areas, let them know of the water disruption in your area. That way, you can seek help from them if you need to use their facilities. Ask if you could do your laundry or even shower there!
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