There is no need to ration water supply to Selangor and the surrounding areas in the Federal Territories at present, the special cabinet committee on water said today.
"Based on the presentation
made today, we found that there is no need for rationing at this time,"
committee chairperson and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
he said, there are several areas in the Klang Valley where "water is
not forthcoming", and water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor
Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has been instructed to ensure water supply there.
said the National Water Services Commission is looking at complaints
from areas including parts of Kapar, Balakong, Hulu Langat, Overseas
Union Garden, Pandan Indah and Pandan Perdana.
that while water reservoirs are filled to the brim, five raw water
treatment plants are working at over-capacity and are at risk of a
They are the Sungai Langat, Sungai Batu, Sungai Semenyih, Sungai Selangor and Bukit Tampoi plants.
“We have asked Syabas to come up with a contingency plan,” he said.
Tenders for Langat 2 to be opened next month
added that the federal government will also open tenders for the
controversial over-RM8 billion Langat 2 water treatment plant by next
He said that this is because the government feels that the Selangor water issue has come to a “critical” level.
said that the plant requires three-and-a-half years to complete and the
federal government wants to be ready to start construction the moment
Selangor says 'yes'.
“I have asked the attorney-general to review the matter in terms of land laws, etc,” he said.
is opposed to the plant, which also involves piping water from Pahang,
as it argues that Selangor has more than enough water.
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