A water supply disruption over the weekend saw at least 1.2 million consumers affected in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.
A widespread of unfortunate events, many who were eventually unable to cook or take a shower at home due to this and went to social media to vent out their frustrations.
In the rants, many questions why the problem has come back year after year while others were persistent that the people responsible be charge by the relevant authorities. Other users were even thinking of suing the organizations responsible.
The perpetrators in the river contamination that led to this – four brothers who run a factory identified as Yip Chee Seng & Sons Sdn Bhd, are currently remanded and will be prosecuted next week.
The factory neglected proper procedure when it comes to storing waste oil and traces of solvent odour was detected flowing into the river as well.
While many were rightfully angry with the water disruption, some took to the lighter side of it to share personal “memes” and jokes to lighten the unfortunate situation of being without water.
Here are the 8 best tweets we’ve seen regarding the dreaded water disruption.
1) Our top of the list comes from stand-up comedian Dr Jason Leong with his interpretation of the three certain things in life.
2) Living out of the city suddenly doesn’t seem like a bad idea at all, as one user puts it, “can’t relate”.
3) Although without water, the folks at Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) still found it essential to remind us of the importance of washing our hands.
4) As funny as some of these tweets may seem, the water disruption should serve to educate us about stuff we pour down our sink and if it’s safe for the environment.
5) Desperate times call for desperate measures, enough said.
6) For some of our Selangor-ians, enough is enough.
7) It takes a lot to have nightmares about something. Imagine having a water supply disruption in your dreams as well, because it was what this user had gone through.
8) All in all, a message from those who are unaffected by the water disruption to the many who are affected by it.