It’s June, so when will water rationing resume?

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*WATER WOES IN MALAYSIA: WITH SO MUCH RAIN, WHY A SHORTAGE?
*BALAKONG: CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE!
*The Politics of Water

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IT’S JUNE. WILL THERE BE WATER CUTS?

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had promised there would be no water rationing in Selangor during the dry season, after months of rationing in the state earlier this year.

NO, HE WON’T GET ANY WATER CUT. HE’S THE MENTRI BESAR, REMEMBER?

WHAT ABOUT YOU? IF YOU LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR OR SELANGOR, YOU WILL HAVE RECEIVED WATER DISRUPTIONS.

So far, 3,000,000 IN THE KLANG VALLEY ARE AFFECTED.

This has also resulted in electricity cut from 4am to 6am in some areas on Tuesday.

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: ABOUT three million consumers from more than 700,000 households in Selangor and here are experiencing unscheduled water cuts because of an insufficient supply of treated water.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) general manager Priscilla Alfred said those affected were in Gombak, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam and Hulu Langat.

Priscilla said several areas here and in Hulu Langat had been facing water disruptions since June 17 as the Sungai Semenyih and Sungai Langat treatment plants were unable to meet the high demand for treated water.

Other areas in Klang and Shah Alam had been experiencing disruptions and low water pressure because of the temporary closure of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 (SSP1) treatment plant managed by Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash).

http://www.nst.com.my/node/6987

Star

Thursday June 26, 2014 MYT 1:05:38 PM

Water disruptions affect over 700,000 Klang Valley households

Filepix shows residents in Balakong collecting water from a Syabas static tank

Filepix shows residents in Balakong collecting water from a Syabas static tank

PETALING JAYA: Over 700,000 households are affected by water disruptions caused by low water levels at treatment plants in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam and Hulu Langat districts will face water cuts and low water pressure for an indefinite period of time.

According to a Syabas statement, the reduction in the flow of raw water from Sungai Selangor have forced the water concessionaire to reduce the water pressure to treatment plants which led to the water issue.

Some areas in Hulu Langat and Kuala Lumpur suffered water shortages and low pressure since June 17 due to production of treated water from the Sungai Semenyih and Sungai Langat treatment plants which could not meet the demand.

Some areas in Klang/Shah Alam also experienced water outages and low pressure on June 24 due to the temporary closure of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 managed by the  Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH).

This was due to the interruption of electricity supply from 4am to 6am the same day at the water treatment plant. This resulted in the reduction of treated water from the plant. The water supply to the affected areas are still not fully recovered.

Several areas in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Petaling experienced water outages and low pressure from June 25 due to the reduced treated water production from Sungai Selangor Phase 3. which was due to the rapid drop in the level of flow Sungai Selangor raw water.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/26/new-water-disruptions-in-klang-valley/

HOWEVER, THERE WERE CUTS YESTERDAY!

The cuts affected 17,500 users at Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Sungai Besi, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Wisma Putra, Jalan Bellamy, Jalan Kerayong, Jalan San Peng, Dataran F&N, Jalan Syed Putra, Taman Seputeh, Taman Segar, Pandan Perdana, Pandan Indah, Taman Kencana, Maju Jaya, Lembah Maju and Taman Tayton View.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/266250

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NST

Jamilah Hashim showing the water stored at her house following frequent disruptions in the past month. Pic by Fairuz Mohd Shahar
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BANGI : A DROP in the water levels at major catchment areas in Terminal Bangi, Tasik Kesuma, Bandar Teknologi, Semenyih Baru and the Kajang Utama pond has led to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) issuing an unscheduled water disruption notice to residents in parts of Hulu Langat.

Syabas in a statement yesterday said 33,446 households would experience low water pressure and water disruption.

However, some places had been without supply since Monday while other areas faced low pressure.

Some residents and business operators in Bandar Baru Bangi, who would be affected by the water cut, said they had been experiencing disruptions for nearly a month.

Section 4 resident Muhammad Nizam Samsudin, 36, said the water disruption was a burden to his family, especially as his wife had just given birth to their fourth child

Syabas said the disruption was caused by the high demand at the 24 affected areas in the district, which exceeded the existing supply. Supplies at the Semenyih River treatment plant, which distributed treated water to the areas, could not be improved, as it was already operating at maximum level,

Syabas said it could not get an alternative water source supply as the reserves in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya were low. It said its water-tank lorries were currently on standby for emergencies.

http://www.nst.com.my/node/4565

Malaysiakini

9:00PM Jun 19, 2014

Thousands hit by water cuts in KL

Thousands in Kuala Lumpur suffered from water cuts due to high demand which pushed the Sungai Langat water treatment plant into overload, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) said.

This is despite the Selangor government not initiating water rationing during this dry season.

The cuts affected 17,500 users at Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Sungai Besi, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Wisma Putra, Jalan Bellamy, Jalan Kerayong, Jalan San Peng, Dataran F&N, Jalan Syed Putra, Taman Seputeh, Taman Segar, Pandan Perdana, Pandan Indah, Taman Kencana, Maju Jaya, Lembah Maju and Taman Tayton View.

“The cut was due to high water demand which exceeded supply, causing a drop in water levels in the main ponds which feed the Sungai Langat treatment plant…

“Treated water in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya is not enough as a whole with the treated water reserves is lower than 1 percent or in the negative at peak hours, so Syabas cannot provide alternate supply to the affected areas,” communications director Priscilla Alfred said.

She said that for the time being, water tanks will be on stand by to make emergency runs while static water tanks will be prepared.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/266250

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USING WATER FROM DISUSED MINING POOLS

Santiago has alleged that the mining water acquired had contained heavy metals and he also presented his case at Selcat together with Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen.

Malaysiakini

6:45PM Jun 13, 2014

Hannah’s water ‘salad’ spells peril, warns MP

Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency chairperson  Hannah Yeoh has come under fire for her ‘safe to drink’ verdict.

Comparing Selcat’s decision making to salad-making, Klang MP Charles Santiago said Selcat picked the wrong ingredients for its recipe and the result “would spell disaster for our health.”

He said this because due diligence was not carried out on the state’s water supply, after mining pond water was added during the last water crisis.

Insisting that he has been right all along, Santiago issued a press statement condemning Yeoh, who today told reporters that Selangor’s water was “verified safe for use.”

Santiago said the conclusion, reached mostly after hearing only from two government officials in a two-hour session, was misleading and premature.

“Yeoh has nonchalantly dismissed five years of academic research, which was published in international journals, did not get the academics involved in the research to testify at the closed door hearing and did not bother to consult independent academics and experts such as chemists and geologists – given conflicting views.

“In short , Yeoh and Selcat, which are supposed to be independent of the Selangor state government, have done a big disservice to the people of Selangor,” he said.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/265643

Malaysiakini

1:27PM Jun 13, 2014

Selcat satisfied with water issue explanations

The Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) is satisfied with the explanations given on the state government’s move to pump water from mining ponds into the water supply during the last water crisis.

Selcat chairperson Hannah Yeoh said the committee has heard explanations from the Chemistry Department and Health Department representatives as well as the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) chairperson Mohd Khairi Selamat during a hearing on June 10.

“Selcat is satisfied with the explanations from the Chemistry Department and Health Department representatives that they took water samples every week and verified that it is safe to be used,” she told a press conference today.

The two-hour Selcat hearing was attended by all members of the panel except deputy speaker Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

Besides Yeoh and Nik Nazmi, the committee members are Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyperson Azmin Ali, Hulu Kelang assemblyperson Saari Sungib, Sekinchan assemblyperson Ng Swee Lim, and Permatang assemblyperson Sulaiman Razak.

The persons called to testify include Klang MP Charles Santiago and Kelana Jaya assemblyperson Wong Chen, who had previously issued press statements expressing concerns that the water may be unsafe.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/265597

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION OF WATER AND ENERGY RESEARCH MALAYSIA IS NOT HAPPY THAT WATER WILL FLOW FREELY AGAIN IN ALL AREAS!

He is worried that when June brings the dry season, the situation may be back to square one or worse!

He could be right.

Star

Thursday May 1, 2014 MYT 6:35:29 AM

Selangor government slammed for ‘idiotic move’

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government has made an “unprofessional and idiotic move” in deciding to end water rationing in all areas as the critically important Sungai Selangor dam’s level is still below 55%, said the Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia.

Its president S. Piarapakaran slammed Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s announcement yesterday as a populist move instead of a sound technical decision.

“The Sungai Selangor dam is only now reaching around the 40% level. This level increased by just 1% after two to three weeks of rain, as well as pumping of ex-mining pool water,” he said.

Piarapakaran noted that the dam supplied 60% of raw water to four major treatment plants with a combined treated water capacity of 2,500 million litres per day (MLD).

This comprised over 50% of total water demand in the Klang Valley, he added, recalling that the Selangor Water Management Authority had from the beginning said all dams must reach 55% before water rationing could be lifted.

“As an engineer, I would agree that water rationing for water from other dams can be lifted as levels are quite good, but not for the Sungai Selangor dam,” he said, questioning why the National Water Services Commission had allowed the “big risk” decision to go ahead.

Piarapakaran said that even if Khalid’s assurance that water samples from ex-mining pools fell within the state health department’s parameters was true, it would still mean little when the predicted dry season hits in June.

He said this was because mining pools were man-made and filled up by rain water, which would be scarce during the dry spell.

“Where are you going to pump the water from? If anything happens to the Sungai Selangor dam, we will be sitting ducks. We could even enter a situation where you receive water once a week,” he warned.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/05/01/Selangor-government-slammed-for-idiotic-move/

Star

Thursday May 1, 2014 MYT 6:35:01 AM

How long before it runs dry?

KUALA LUMPUR: Some residents remain wary although water rationing ends today.

“It is good news because the exercise has affected many people,” said Taman Gasing Indah Rukun Tetangga chairman Eric Chew.

“But what if the rains stop, then what?”

He said the authorities should prepare a contingency plan in case a drought happens again in the future

Mahan Singh Gill, the Section 12 Residents Association vice-president, agreed with Chew.

“There’s a lot of rain now,” he said, but he wanted the state government to still plan for the worst, such as if the dams were to dry up again after a few months.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/05/01/How-long-before-it-runs-dry-Affected-consumers-hope-authorities-have-contingency-plan/

NST

Water rationing in Selangor to end tomorrow

National Water Services Commission (Span) today announced that the water rationing in Selangor will be lifted effective tomorrow.
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Its chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said the decision was made following the increase of water supply in Sungai Selangor dam from 36.39per cent in March 29 to 40.23per cent, which is above the critical level yesterday.
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Ismail pointed out that the heavy downpour in the state had also contributed to the improvement of water level at major water treatment plants which allow the water operators to extract more treated waters as compared during the water rationing period.
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Following the improvement and measures implemented to increase the capacity of water supplies in the state’s dams, he said Selangor government had applied to lift scheduled water rationing for stage 1, 3 and 4.

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Malaysiakini

4:00PM Apr 29, 2014

Selangor set to end water rationing this week

Close to two months of taps often running dry, the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) has agreed to stop water rationing in the state, with the announcement expected to be made this week.

Sources told Malaysiakini that the decision was made at the (MTES) meeting yesterday, chaired by Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left).

The news comes as the Selangor executive council (exco) cancelled a press conference, which was to announce the “good news” on water rationing, scheduled at 2.30pm today.

The press conference is to be held tomorrow.

Khalid on Twitter today said there are “positive” developments on the issue, which has affected about 2.9 million users in the Klang Valley.

“For your information, an important announcement on water rationing scheduled for 2.30pm today has been postponed to tomorrow.

“God willing, it will be positive. #DemiRakyat,” he wrote on Twitter.

Before this, the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) had said that rationing should continue until the level at the Sungai Selangor dam is more than 55 percent.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/261385

JUST AS YOU THOUGHT POND WATER SAFE FOR USE AS DRINKING WATER THERE COMES THIS DISTURBING NEWS!

Malaysiakini

2:50PM Apr 29, 2014

MP: Bestari Jaya mining pond heavily polluted

DAP’s Klang MP Charles Santiago has expressed concern that the Selangor government’s claim that the mining water is to be channelled to the Sungai Selangor water treatment plant is safe.

Recent research shows that the mining pond in Bestari Jaya is in fact heavily contaminated with metals, Charles said.

According to two different Universiti Malaya researches, he told Malaysiakini today, the mining pond in Bestari Jaya, from which Selangor intends to extract water, is contaminated with arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, zinc and tin.

“Both these studies confirm that the Bestari Jaya mining pool water faces heavy metal contamination and water degradation,” he said.

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has claimed that it will end water rationing if the extraction of mining water proves successful.

Dangers to public health

Charles said the heavy metal pollution level in these waters were between moderate to very high, and thus poses heavy environmental and human health  risks.

“This has implications to public health,” he said.

He added that the water treatment plant would not be able to clean water that is heavily toxic, thus making it still unsafe for pollution.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/261373

S’gor jangka catuan air berakhir minggu depan

Star

Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 4:11:09 PM

MB Khalid: Pond water safe, Selangor rationing ends next week if situation continues to improve

KLANG: Pond water being pumped into Sungai Selangor is safe for consumption after being treated, and if the momentum continues, rationing will end next week, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said Friday.

“Water from some of these ponds is cleaner than river water as the ponds are very old, some of them have been there for 30 years,” Khalid told a press conference after a meeting-the-people session at Dewan Sri Hamzah here.

He added the pond water would be treated and tested again to ensure it was safe for consumption.

He added that the water situation was improving and if the momentum continued, consumers would no longer have to put up with water rationing from next week.

“We don’t have to continue with water rationing by next week if the current conditions continue,” he said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/25/Water-rationing-Selangor/

Malaysian Insider

Food sellers, restaurant owners say operations badly affected by water crisis – Bernama

April 24, 2014

The water woes occurring in Selangor over the past two months have taken their toll on food stalls and restaurant operators across the state.

Muslim Restaurant Operators Association (Presma) President Noorul Hassan Saul Hameed said over 600 members of the association had lodged complaints that their businesses were badly affected by the water crisis.

“Now we have to spend between RM300 and RM500 a day just to purchase clean water, as well as disposable plates and cups,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

Noorul Hassan said as restaurant operators, they were badly burdened by the water woes.

“Although the water rationing plan is being implemented, problems still exist because in some restaurants, toilets have to be closed up to two days during dry taps.

“When the water supply is restored, the water is usually murky and yellowish in colour. How can we use this water? The quality of our food will be badly affected,” he said.

Meanwhile, Federal Territories Malay Hawkers and Petty Traders Association chairman Ahmad Selamat said the water crisis had also affected over 5,000 hawkers and petty trader in the city.

“The water woes have clearly cut at least a quarter of the monthly income of hawkers and petty traders in the city, especially in Wangsa Maju, Cheras, Bandar Tun Razak and Batu here.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/food-sellers-restaurant-owners-say-operations-badly-affected-by-water-crisi

Video: ‘Langat 2 too little, too late’

Malaysiakini

12:22PM Apr 22, 2014

MB: Only 29 days of water left in Selangor

Although heavy rain led to flash floods in parts of the Klang Valley yesterday, the Selangor government has said that taps will run completely dry in 29 days if rationing is not continued.

“For now, we must continue with rationing as the level at the main dam, the Sungai Selangor dam, is below the critical level and can only last 29 days if rationing is not conducted,” Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said in a statement.

“We really hope the rakyat understands this situation and supports our efforts to prepare for the dry season which is expected to be worse and prolonged.

“The state also hopes that no one will manipulate the situation as this is due to weather. There is still insufficient rain to raise the level (of water in the dam).”

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/260682

THERE ARE FLOODS EVERYWHERE BUT IS THERE ENOUGH RAIN TO SAVE SELANGOR AND KL?

It have been raining everyday and still say need to water ration? Do you believe them? A= YES B=NO C=go jump in klang river

xxx

Star

Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 10:13:05 PM

Heavy downpour causes massive traffic jams in city

Flooded in front of Menara Star at Phileo Damansara.

Flooded in front of Menara Star at Phileo Damansara.

 PETALING JAYA: Heavy rain on Monday evening, coupled with after work traffic resulted in massive traffic jams along most roads in the Klang Valley.

Near KTM Serdang

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/21/Traffic-jams-Rain/

*IS THERE GOOD NEWS? AT LAST?

1. The Klang Gates Dam has reached a level of 53.99%.
2. The Sungai Tinggi Dam has reached more than 50%

However, the Sungai Selangor Dam is only 38.53% full.

*IS THIS BN-UMNO MINISTER PLAYING POLITICS?

Malaysiakini

12:00PM Apr 20, 2014

Ministry tells S’gor to start lifting water rationing

The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry has called on the Selangor government to start, in stages, to lift the water rationing that is affecting some 6.7 million people in the Klang Valley.

Deputy Minister Mahdzir Khalid made the call after the water level at a number of dams in Selangor have reached a safe level.

“The power to lift the rationing is in the hands of Selangor Menteri Besar (Abdul Khalid Ibrahim), but I urge that the rationing be lifted in stages,” Mahdzir was quoted as saying in a Berita Harian report today.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/260531

*THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS IN SPITE OF THE RECENT RAIN, ONLY BAD NEWS AND WORSE NEWS!

THE BAD NEWS: For the past 3 days, it rained but the water level at the Sungai Selangor dam which supplies water to much of the Klang Valley has recovered NOT EVEN 1%.

According to the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas), the water level at the Sungai Selangor dam today stands at 38.53 percent, up by a mere 0.65 percent since Wednesday. 

THE WORSE NEWS: When the drought hits in mid-May and worsens by June, the dry spell will be even more serious than now!

Malaysiakini
2:47PM Apr 19, 2014
Looming drought threatens already dry dams
(http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/260486)

*RATIONING WILL CONTINUE FOR STAGES 1, 3 AND 4.

In case you are confused or have forgotten, here are the areas covered by Stages 1, 3 and 4.

*STAGE 1
Hulu Langat
Zone 1
Taman Juara Jaya
Taman Bukit Belimbing
Taman Sungai Besi Indah 1,2 & 3
Taman Harmoni Indah
Taman Puncak Utama, Seri Kembangan
Taman Putra Budiman
Taman Balakong Jaya
Taman Seri Timah
Taman Tanming Jaya
Kawasan perindustrian Balakong
Taman Industri Selesa Jaya, Seri Kembangan
Taman Industri Balakong
Taman Tanming Permai
Taman Industri Lifong
Taman Tanming Ria
Taman Sungai Besi Indah Zon 1
Juta Mines Kondominium, Seri Kembangan
Zone 2
Kawasan Perindustrian Cheras Jaya
Taman Impian Ehsan Seri Kembangan
Taman Desa Karunmas Seri Kembangan
Kampung Baru Balakong
Taman Kasturi Cheras
Taman Sri Indah Cheras
Taman Bukit Emas
Taman Cheras Jaya
Taman Impian Indah
Taman Taming Indah
Taman Sejati
Taman Seri Sungai Long
Taman Bukit Sungai Long
Rumah Kenangan Cheras
Taman Dutamas
Taman Setia Kasturi Cheras
Aeon Cheras Selatan
Taman Industri Balakong Jaya
Taman Setia Balakong
Taman Sinaran
Kawasan Perniagaan Desaria, Seri Kembangan
Dataran C180 Balakong
KUALA LANGAT AND SEPANG
Zone 1
Kampung Olak Lempit
Kampung Bukit Changgang
Kampung Labohan Dagang
Selangor Dredging
Taman Changgang Jaya
Kompleks Perabut Olak Lempit
RTB Bukit Changgang
Bandar Sri Ehsan
Bandar Mahkota
Bandar Sungai Emas
Taman Arked
Taman Ambar
Taman Sri Dagang
Taman Langat Murni
Taman Langat Utama
Taman Murnimas
Taman Seri Telok Datok
Taman Sri Cheding
Sekolah Tamil Sungai Sedu
Zone 2
Kota Warisan
Warisan Bestari
Taman Bunga Raya
Taman KLIA Indah
Tiara Heights
Taman Ixora
Taman Dahlia
Taman Seroja
Taman Mawar ( Mawar 1, Mawar 2, Mawar Perdana, Emas Villa )
Taman Kenanga
Taman Desa Vista
Taman Desa Bestari
Salak Permai
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/25/water-ration-areas-affected/

*STAGE 3
The current 3rd phase will continue. Selangor’s third phase of water rationing covers a total of 722,032 households or 3.6 million people.
Districts affected include Gombak, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Langat, USJ and Kuala Lumpur.
SPAN said water rationing will also continue for 60,185 households affected by the closure of the Batu 11 (Cheras) and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants.

*STAGE 4
The new areas are in Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.
These areas include commercial lots and residential homes, with 3.1 million people working and living in them.

 

Star

Tuesday April 15, 2014 MYT 9:59:09 PM

Water rationing plan stage one, three and four to be continued

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) will continue with the water rationing plan stage one, three and four as decided by the Selangor state government and approved by the National Water Services Commission.

Its corporate communications and public affairs assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said, to date, all the plans were being implemented according to schedule.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/15/Water-rationing-plan-stage-one-three-and-four-to-be-continued/

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PROFITEERING FROM THE WATER SHORTAGE: WATER FROM A HUGE WATER TANKER COULD FETCH RM1,800!

 (吉隆坡14日訊)雪州馬華聯委會署理主席拿督林祥才說,雪州目前的配水措施,已導致嚴重的非法賣水活動,每輛羅厘運載的26噸水量,被炒高至1800令吉。http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/517308
更多詳細報導,請翻閱今晚/明日《中國報》!

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WATER RATIONING AFFECTING LIVELIHOOD OF TRADERS

Click on the link for a video:

https://my.news.yahoo.com/video/water-rationing-affecting-livelihood-traders-123000253.html

NST photo

Water rationing: When will it really end?

*SILLIEST COMMENT OF THE WEEK!

MCA, part of the inept and corrupt BN, claims that there would have been no water crisis if BN had been Selangor government!

Free Malaysia Today

MCA: No water crisis if BN rules S’gor

| April 12, 2014

They say the Langat 11 water treatment plant and the Pahang-Selangor water transfer project would have been implemented.

PETALING JAYA: With water rationing exercise entering its second month, a MCA leader today said the state would not have faced a water crisis if Barisan Nasional ruled the state.

“If Barisan Nasional is the Selangor Government, we would have materialised the Langat II Water Treatment Plant and the Pahang-Selangor water transfer project (by 2009).

“There would not be any differences in political stands which led to today’s water crisis,” MCA central committee member Ng Chok Sin said in a statement today.

He said Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had been informed of high possibility that the state might face a water crisis in 2014 back then, but he had disregard the matter due to different political stand.

He said Selangor water concessionaire Syabas executive chairman Rozali Ismail had issued the same warning.

“Abdul Khalid is the root cause of the state’s water crisis, which had caused people to suffer water disruption for months,” he said.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/04/12/mca-water-crisis-will-never-happen-if-bn-rules-selangor/

*REMEMBER THIS FIGURE: 80 DAYS.

IT TOOK JULES VERNE’S HERO ONLY 80 DAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD.

SELANGOR HAS ENOUGH WATER TO LAST ONLY 80 DAYS!


*QUESTION: WHAT IS GOING ON?

ON 8 APRIL, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT WATER RATIONING WOULD BE EASED. NOW, TWO DAYS LATER, WE ARE TOLD THAT SELANGOR WILL RUN OUT OF WATER IN 80 DAYS!

Star

Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 9:11:51 AM

Only one month’s heavy rain can save the day, says Luas

by loshana k. shagar

SHAH ALAM: The water crisis in the Klang Valley could be the worst ever, with just about 80 days of supply left in two major dams – despite the dai­ly rain.

The water crisis in Selangor and the Klang Valley is probably the worst ever.

Video: Water crisis the worst ever

RESIDENTS ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH SYABAS!

Among their complaints are:
1. INCONSISTENCY IN WATER DELIVERY: water doesn’t come as scheduled. On days water is supposed to be available, it doesn’t come.
2. UNANNOUNCED DISRUPTIONS.
3. UNCLEAN WATER.

 

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/09/Riled-up-by-erratic-rationing-Klang-Valley-folk-want-Syabas-to-stick-to-its-schedule/

BREAKING NEWS!

*All levels of water rationing have been RELAXED TEMPORARILY.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), has relaxed all levels of the water rationing plan throughout the state of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya temporarily.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS VAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT MEAN?

Not much. Rationing will still be enforced until 30 April.

It means that some areas under water rationing in the Klang Valley will enjoy a little bit more of water supply.

*If you wish to read their announcement yourself, go ahead. Let me warn you that it is both vague and confusing. I’m not sure that they know what they are saying!

SYABAS

Status Terkini Pelan Catuan Bekalan Air Peringkat Pertama, Ketiga dan Keempat di Negeri Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya

SIARAN SEGERA

8 APRIL 2014

Kuala Lumpur – Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) ingin memaklumkan bahawa pada masa ini pihak SYABAS masih melaksanakan Pelan Catuan Peringkat Pertama, Ketiga dan Keempat di seluruh Negeri Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya sehingga mendapat arahan selanjutnya daripada Kerajaan Negeri Selangor.

Walaubagaimanapun, pelan catuan bekalan air Peringkat Pertama yang melibat beberapa kawasan di Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat dan Sepang telah dilonggarkan sedikit berikutan pengoperasian semula LRA Cheras Batu 11 dan LRA Bukit Tampoi sejak 30 Mac 2014 yang lalu selepas kandungan ammonia di Sungai Langat berada di paras yang rendah berikutan hujan yang turun sejak kebelakangan ini. Bekalan air yang dikeluarkan oleh kedua-dua loji rawatan air tersebut telah disalurkan oleh pihak SYABAS ke kawasan catuan seperti biasa. Walaubagaimanapun, syarikat operator kedua-dua loji tersebut iaitu Puncak Niaga (M) Sdn Bhd telah memaklumkan bahawa situasi ini belum benar-benar stabil dan operasi kedua-dua loji rawatan air ini masih lagi terdedah kepada keadaan paras kandungan ammonia yang tidak menentu di Sungai Langat. Oleh yang demikian, memandangkan situasi ini adalah bersifat sementara, para pengguna di kawasan yang terlibat dengan catuan ini digesa untuk terus berjimat cermat dan membuat simpanan air yang mencukupi dari masa ke semasa.

Dalam perkembangan yang sama, jadual pelan catuan bekalan air Peringkat Ketiga dan Keempat untuk beberapa kawasan yang terlibat di Wilayah Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat dan Sepang turut dilonggarkan disebabkan loji-loji rawatan yang berkenaan telah menambahkan pengeluaran air terawat masing-masing selepas peningkatan  aliran air sungai ekoran penurunan hujan di sekitar kawasan Sungai Selangor sejak beberapa hari kebelakangan ini. Walaubagaimanapun, situasi ini juga bersifat sementara kerana berdasarkan kepada maklumat yang diterima dari Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) keadaan paras empangan Sungai Selangor masih ditahap yang rendah dan kritikal dan pelepasan air mentah ke sungai masih terus dikawal dan dikurangkan. Sehubungan itu para pengguna di kawasan yang terlibat dengan catuan ini digesa untuk terus berjimat cermat dan membuat simpanan air yang mencukupi dari masa ke semasa.

Selain terus menggunakan air dengan berjimat cermat, para pengguna juga terus diingatkan agar tidak melakukan aktiviti-aktiviti terlarang dan menyalahi undang-undang semata-mata untuk mendapatkan bekalan air seperti merosakan sistem paip agihan kerana perbuatan ini akan mengakibatkan pembaziran dan kehilangan/kekurangan lebih banyak bekalan air serta menyebabkan masalah kekurangan bekalan air bertambah teruk. Pengguna juga dilarang untuk menggunakan bekakan air dari mana-mana pili bomba kerana perbuatan ini merupakan satu kesalahan di bawah Akta Industri Pembekalan Air 2006 dan boleh dikenakan penalti yang tinggi. Justeru, kerjasama dari para pengguna amatlah diharapkan untuk bersama-sama menjimatkan penggunaan air khususnya pada ketika pelan catuan ini dilaksanakan.

Bagi para pengguna atau mana-mana pihak yang masih belum mempunyai maklumat lengkap berhubung senarai kawasan dan jadual Catuan Bekalan Air Peringkat Pertama, Ketiga dan Keempat yang sedang dijalankan pada masa ini, maklumat tersebut boleh diperolehi secara terperinci dari laman web SYABAS (www.syabas.com.my). Bagi tujuan yang sama, para pengguna disarankan agar tidak membuat panggilan ke talian bebas tol PUSPEL 1-800-88-5252 pada masa ini kerana panggilan pengguna mungkin tidak dapat menembusi PUSPEL yang sedang berhadapan dengan kemasukan jumlah panggilan yang amat tinggi.

– tamat –

PRISCILLA ALFRED

Penolong Pengurus Besar,

Jabatan Komunikasi Korporat & Hal Ehwal Awam

**Para pengguna di seluruh Negeri Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya yang mempunyai pertanyaan atau laporan berhubung  bekalan air disaran agar menghubungi talian bebas tol (PUSPEL) di talian 1-800-88-5252 yang beroperasi selama 24 jam sehari atau hantarkan SMS ke 39222 dengan menaip PUSPEL <jarak> aduan/pertanyaan>, atau emel ke puspel@syabas.com.my. Para pengguna juga boleh membuat laporan kepada SYABAS menerusi laman web web Twitter dan Facebook dengan mendaftar di laman web berkenaan.

http://www.syabas.com.my/press-release/status-terkini-pelan-catuan-bekalan-air-peringkat-pertama-ketiga-dan-keempat-di-negeri-selangor-kuala-lumpur-dan-putrajaya-8-april-2014

Google translation

Current Status of Water Rationing Plan Stage First, Third and Fourth in Selangor , Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2014

Kuala Lumpur – Selangor Water Supply Company Sdn Bhd (Syabas ) wishes to announce that at this time the SYABAS still perform Rationing Plan Ranked First , Third and Fourth in the state of Selangor , Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya to get further instructions from the State Government.

However , water rationing plans that involve a number of First Stage area in Hulu Langat , Kuala Langat and Sepang was eased slightly as the operation of the LRA and the LRA Cheras Batu 11 Bukit Tampoi since March 30, 2014 that after the ammonia content in Sungai Langat is on the level low due to the rains in recent years. Water produced by the two water treatment plants have been raised by the SYABAS to the normal ration . However , the operator of both plants namely Puncak Niaga ( M ) Sdn Bhd has been informed that the situation is not really stable and operating two water treatment plants are still exposed to the ammonia level of uncertainty in Sungai Langat . Therefore, in view of this situation is temporary, consumers in the area of ​​this ration is urged to continue to cut costs and make the water safe enough from time to time .

On the same note , table water rationing plan Ranked Third and Fourth to some affected areas in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur , Petaling , Klang / Shah Alam , Kuala Selangor , Hulu Selangor , Kuala Langat , Hulu Langat and Sepang was relaxed due to plant treatment plants that had been treated water production increased respectively after increasing river flows due to heavy rainfall in the vicinity of Sungai Selangor over the past few days . However , this situation is temporary because based on the information received from the Selangor Water Management Authority (SWMA ) state of Selangor River dam levels still low and critical raw water discharge into the river continues to be controlled and reduced. Consequently consumers in the area of ​​this ration is urged to continue to cut costs and make the water safe enough from time to time .

Whilst continuing to use water thrifty , users also continue to be reminded not to do illegal activities and unlawful solely for water distribution piping systems as damaging as this act will result in wastage and loss / lack of more supplies water and cause water shortages worse. Users are also prohibited from using bekakan water from any fire hydrant because this act is an offense under the Water Supply Industry Act 2006 and the high penalty . Therefore, the cooperation of the consumers is very expected to jointly conserve water , especially at a time when rationing plan is implemented .

For users or any other person who has yet to have complete information on the list and schedule of Water Rationing Stages First , Third and Fourth in progress at the moment, this information can be obtained in detail from the website SYABAS ( http://www.syabas . com.my ) . For the same purpose , it is recommended that users do not make calls to toll-free line 1-800-88-5252 PUSPEL at this time , because of the user may not be able to penetrate PUSPEL facing the inclusion of a very high volume of calls .

– Ends –

THIS IS WHAT WE ARE DOING TO OUR RIVERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, ADDING TO THE SHORTAGE OF CLEAN WATER!

No, not all our water comes from dams and reservoirs. We rely on rivers as well. The dirtiest river in the country, in terms of the amount of rubbish found, is the 120km-long Sungai Klang. An estimated 77,000 tonnes of garbage are dumped into it each year.

Although the main reason for the current water shortage is the extended dry spell, polluted rivers mean less water can be pumped into the treatment plants.

Star

Monday April 7, 2014 MYT 7:33:45 AM

Rivers of filth and garbage

Awash in trash: Rubbish such as polystyrene and plastic bags clogging a river trash trap across the Klang River near Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. -AZMAN GHANI / The Star

Awash in trash: Rubbish such as polystyrene and plastic bags clogging a river trash trap across the Klang River near Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. -AZMAN GHANI / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: About 300,000 tonnes of garbage, enough to fill 110 Olympic-sized swimming pools, are being dumped into rivers yearly and the constant pollution is adding to the prolonged water shortage.

Besides the usual floating rubbish tied in plastic bags and polystyrene food containers, the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has also found all sorts of junk, including old fridges, discarded mattresses and kitchen utensils, in rivers.

According to the department’s river basin and coastal management division director, Datuk Lim Chow Hock, the recent dry spell had reduced the volume of water in rivers, making the water quality even worse.

“When there is less water content, the quality gets worse as dilution of the pollutants is not possible. Pollution is a contributing factor to the current water shortage,” he said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/07/Rivers-of-filth-and-garbage-Pollution-a-contributing-factor-to-current-water-shortage/

*CAN THEY MAKE IT RAIN? NO!
*CAN THEY HELP RESOLVE THE LONG TERM PROBLEM IN WATER SUPPLY IN SELANGOR & KL? NO!

SURELY, THIS IS ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO CONVINCE YOU THAT THEY CAN DO SOMETHING WHEN REALLY, THEY WILL TALK AND TALK…

Star

April 7, 2014 MYT 6:58:54 AM

Panel to find ways to ease hardship posed by water shortage

PETALING JAYA: A national action committee under the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry will work on immediate and long-term measures to ease the burden caused by the water shortage.

The panel would monitor, analyse and provide recommendations to handle the shortage.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the committee, which would be chaired by his deputy Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, would comprise representatives of relevant ministries, agencies, state governments and other authorities.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/07/Panel-to-find-ways-to-ease-hardship-posed-by-water-shortage/

*WATER RATIONING

DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING TO BE TERRIBLE FOR THE COMING MONTH?

WHAT IF YOU WERE TOLD THAT
1. THERE WILL BE A PHASE 5?
2. WATER RATIONING MIGHT GO ON TO THE END OF THE YEAR, TO DECEMBER?

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Selangor to ration water until December?

CYBERJAYA, April 2 — Phase four of water rationing in the Klang Valley begins on Friday but talks on phase five are already taking place as water reserves at dams in Selangor continue to drop below critical levels.

Insiders say if the water levels decrease and rain does not fall over the water catchment areas, rationing could continue until the end of the year.

“The water supply from the dams is not enough to supply water to more than seven million users in Klang Valley,” said the source.

“Phase five may begin soon and if the condition worsens, there is a possibility rationing could continue till December.”

The source said the Selangor government must come up with a plan to overcome the current water woes.

“The state government should find new water sources to overcome the problem.”

https://my.news.yahoo.com/selangor-ration-water-until-december-223900247.html

*WATER RATIONING IN ALL 4 STAGES:

1. You will get running water at about 4pm on the first day of your two-day-on pattern.
2. The supply will continue for 41 hours before being cut off at about 9am two days later.
3. Households under rationing will not receive water for about 55 hours during water-off days.
4. Homes far from treatment plants or on hills will receive their water later than others.

*STAGE 4: 291 NEW AREAS FOR THIS STAGE OF WATER RATIONING.

The new areas are in Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.

These areas include commercial lots and residential homes, with 3.1 million people working and living in them.

Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4 will affect 6.7 million people.

THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE.

620,237 Selangor more households  will face water cuts from Friday, 4 April 2014.

The National Water Services Commission (Span) has approved the stage four Water Supply Rationing Plan, effective Friday.

Stage 4 will be implemented simultaneously with Stages One and Three which have been extended until April 30.

Details of Stage Four such as the affected areas and implementation schedule today.

Stages One and Three will continue to be implemented in the affected areas based on the schedule previously issued by Span and Syabas.

Phases 1-4 will affect a total of 1,340,231 households or 6.7 million Selangor residents.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/01/Selangor-residents-to-face-water-cuts/

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/258733

Star

Wednesday April 2, 2014 MYT 7:18:15 AM

291 more areas to be hit by water cuts

Fourth phase of rationing will involve an additional 620,237 households in 291 new areas from Friday.

Fourth phase of rationing will involve an additional 620,237 households in 291 new areas from Friday.

CYBERJAYA: Two hundred and ninety-one new areas in Selangor will be hit by water cuts on Friday when the fourth phase of rationing starts.

These areas include commercial lots and residential homes, with the authorities estimating that 3.1 million people are working and living in them.

Together with the 235 areas already undergoing water rationing, some 6.7 million people will be affected in all.

National Water Services Commis­sion (SPAN) chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said the new areas were in Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/02/291-more-areas-to-be-hit-by-water-cuts-Fourth-phase-of-rationing-will-involve-an-additional-620237-h/

*WORSE NEWS!!! A WATER EMERGENCY MAY BE PENDING.

YOU MAY RUN OUT OF WATER IN SELANGOR & KL!

Star

Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 7:22:57 AM

Consumers still using as much water as when dams were full

Going down: The water level at the Sungai Selangor dam as seen yesterday.

Going down: The water level at the Sungai Selangor dam as seen yesterday.

PETALING JAYA: Selangor’s dams are running dry, but its residents are still using nearly as much water as they were when the dams were full.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry secretary-general Datuk Loo Took Gee said people in Selangor were only using 7% less water despite the water rationing in the state.

As of yesterday morning, the Sungai Selangor dam in Kuala Kubu Baru recorded a 36.53% capacity. Its critical level is 30% – which will be reached in just two weeks if water levels consistently drop.

“Despite the water rationing, the regulator has found that the (amount of) water saved is a mere 7%. The demand has only dropped by (that much),” Loo said in an interview, citing National Water Services Commission figures.

Loo said the Government might consider declaring a water emergency before dams reached critical levels.

“We’re not going to wait until the levels reach 30%,” Loo said, referring to the Sungai Selangor dam, the state’s largest.

“I hope that by the end of April there’ll be more rain coming. We have to prepare the necessary measures needed to be invoked, just in case,” she said, declining to say when either a surcharge or emergency might take effect.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/01/Sgor-rationing-not-working-Consumers-still-using-as-much-water-as-when-dams-were-full/

BAD NEWS!

Water rationing will continue until April 30 and Phase 4 will  be announced on 1 April (and it won’t be an April Fool’s Day Joke).

1 Rain has been insufficient and Selangor’s seven dams are drying up

2 The current 3rd phase will continue. Selangor’s third phase of water rationing covers a total of 722,032 households or 3.6 million people.

Districts affected include Gombak, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Langat, USJ and Kuala Lumpur.

SPAN said water rationing will also continue for 60,185 households affected by the closure of the Batu 11 (Cheras) and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants.

3 A fourth phase of water rationing will take place from April 4.

Details will be revealed by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor on April 1.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/29/Water-rationing-to-go-on-until-April-30/

STAGE 1 AND STAGE 3: WATER RATIONING REMAINS TILL 31 MARCH!

The plan to ration water supply to homes in stage one and three in Selangor, and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be continued until March 31 or longer.

The assistant general manager, Department of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), Priscilla Alfred, said there had been no increase of water flow in the Sungai Selangor due to the hot weather and absence of rainfall for the past few days.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/258183

Star

Monday March 24, 2014 MYT 4:54:21 PM

That river you’re chucking your trash in? That’s your drinking water

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Wastewater from restaurants and kitchens is often overlooked as a source of river pollution. – Filepic

Wastewater from restaurants and kitchens is often overlooked as a source of river pollution. – Filepic

Across Malaysia, rivers are our main source of tap water. So why are we still throwing our rubbish down the river?

Man-made causes of river pollution still lurk as a threat to safe drinking water in Malaysia. For example, the recent dry spell has led to poor dilution of pollutants in Selangor’s Sungai Langat, rendering the river unsuitable for water extraction. As ammoniacal nitrogen levels soared above permissible levels in late January – due to pollution from sewage, fertiliser runoff and sullage – two water treatment plants in Cheras and Dengkil were shut, leading to dry taps in over 20,000 households in Hulu Langat and Kuala Langat.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Features/2014/03/24/That-river-youre-chucking-your-trash-in-Thats-your-drinking-water/

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Cheras has been among the hardest hit by water shortages in Selangor caused by a spell of dry weather.

Amid weeks of water cuts, Cheras folk soldier on

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Jamlus Hanip, 57, thought he hit the jackpot when he took over a run-down car wash in early January, but his dreams were thwarted when water cuts hit Cheras and its surrounding areas just a month after.

With water supply unsteady and sometimes stopping completely in Taman Desa Baiduri — for a week straight at its worst — Jamlus is losing money trying to keep the business open with what little water he can get.

“Sometimes we had to turn away customers when we ran out of water … Some of them have not returned at all,” the retiree told The Malay Mail Online.

Business had once been brisk with an average of 20 cars coming in to be washed everyday but that has dwindled. Now, he counts himself lucky if he gets four in one day.

Water supply in Selangor has been a contentious issue since the state fell to Pakatan Rakyat in Election 2008, with the residents experiencing repeated supply outages that the state administration alleged were due to sabotage by the rival Barisan Nasional coalition.

Matthew Fong, who lives in the Puncak Baiduri apartments, said they did not receive water supply for three weeks last month due to its elevated location.

P. Krishna Vani stores water for washing in the kitchen and bathroom.“I had to buy around ten 4L bottles of mineral water from as far as Kuala Lumpur … They don’t have it anymore in supermarkets around this area, people have been panic-buying,” said Fong, a civil servant.

Fong said that Syabas had allocated one water tank for each block of apartments, but claimed the supply ran out after only an hour. Such was the demand from the residents.

Just down the road at Taman Seri Tanming, housewife P. Krishna Vani, 37, has had to wash clothes at her sister’s where water supply is more stable.

Many of the residents in Cheras who spoke to The Malay Mail Online conceded that sometimes they went a couple of days without washing clothes, dishes, or even bathing.

Some, like car wash owner Jamlus, took their families to bathe at the rest area by the Cheras-Kajang Highway, just a couple of minutes’ drive away.

“For ten years I have lived here, this is the first time this has happened, and this has also been the worst I have experienced,” Krishna Vani said.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/amid-weeks-water-cuts-cheras-folk-soldier-102700210.html

Let us all pray to the god we believe in, “Let it RAIN.” – via DiGi SMS

ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS?

NST photos

Heavy rain in KL and Seremban

COOLING OFF

A group of kids enjoying heavy rain at their home in Bangi. The rain started at 5.45pm and stopped half-and-hour later. Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas recorded soaring temperature due to the dry spell. — NSTP/Farizul Hafiz Awang – See more at: http://www.nst.com.my/galleries/image/cooling-off-1.496661#sthash.ye8zLoLg.dpuf

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Star
Updated: Sunday March 2, 2014 MYT 8:56:05 AM

Syabas: Do not wash cars

Refrain from washing cars using treated water. - Filepic

Refrain from washing cars using treated water. – Filepic

PETALING JAYA: Consumers in the Klang Valley are urged to refrain from using treated water for non-essential purposes such as washing cars or watering lawns until rationing, which starts today, is lifted.

According to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), treated water should be used for critical purposes only such as drinking, cooking and bathing.

“We have repeated this message over the television and radio and in newspapers, and we hope consumers will play their part by not wasting precious water,” said Syabas’ corporate communications assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/02/Syabas-Do-not-wash-cars-Water-should-be-used-for-critical-purposes-only-says-firm/

WATER RATIONING, 2-6 MARCH 2014

These 6 districts will be affected:
Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor.

The Star

Friday February 28, 2014 MYT 12:42:14 PM

2.2 million residents to be affected by second phase of water rationing exercise

CYBERJAYA: Six districts, involving 431,617 households and 2.2 million residents in Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, will be faced with water cuts between Mar 2 and Mar 31.

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) announced that these areas will receive two days of water supply, followed by two days of dry taps throughout the period.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/28/2-2mil-residents-to-be-affected-by-second-phase-of-water-rationing-exercise/

Malaysian Insider photo

Six districts in Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be faced with water cuts as the dry spell drags on. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 28, 2014.Six districts in Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be faced with water cuts as the dry spell drags on. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 28, 2014.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/6-districts-in-putrajaya-selangor-kuala-lumpur-to-face-water-cuts-from-marc

TODAY, WATER RATIONING BEGINS: YOU’LL GET IT FOR 2 DAYS BUT THE PRESSURE WILL BE LOW if you live in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Langat and Hulu Selangor.

Star

Thursday February 27, 2014 MYT 7:19:54 AM

Syabas: Brace for low water pressure

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 300,000 households or 1.2 million consumers in seven areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will have low water pressure or no water, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).

This follows a reduction in the volume of treated water released by five treatment plants on the orders of the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit, said Syabas assistant general manager (corporate communications and public affairs) Priscilla Alfred.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/27/Syabas-Brace-for-low-water-pressure-12-million-consumers-in-Selangor-Kuala-Lumpur-and-Putrajaya-to-b/

Sun daily

Water woes to hit 3 million in Selangor

PETALING JAYA: Phase one of water rationing involving 60,000 households in Selangor starts today while phase two, set to start on Sunday, will eventually affect some three million consumers in the state.

Syabas corporate communications and public affairs department assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said five water treatment plants are reducing treated water production on the state government’s orders.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/970161

CHECK THIS OUT: AREAS FOR WATER RATIONING. This is Phase One.

The Star paper has conveniently worked out the details from the SYABAS website (http://www.syabas.com.my/uploads/press_release/210214 Pelan%20Catuan%20Bekalan%20Air_span%28Final%29_2_a.pdf)

The Star

Areas affected by water rationing

Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 10:27:45 PM

Hulu Langat

Zone 1
Taman Juara Jaya
Taman Bukit Belimbing
Taman Sungai Besi Indah 1,2 & 3
Taman Harmoni Indah
Taman Puncak Utama, Seri Kembangan
Taman Putra Budiman
Taman Balakong Jaya
Taman Seri Timah
Taman Tanming Jaya
Kawasan perindustrian Balakong
Taman Industri Selesa Jaya, Seri Kembangan
Taman Industri Balakong
Taman Tanming Permai
Taman Industri Lifong
Taman Tanming Ria
Taman Sungai Besi Indah Zon 1
Juta Mines Kondominium, Seri Kembangan

Zone 2
Kawasan Perindustrian Cheras Jaya
Taman Impian Ehsan Seri Kembangan
Taman Desa Karunmas Seri Kembangan
Kampung Baru Balakong
Taman Kasturi Cheras
Taman Sri Indah Cheras
Taman Bukit Emas
Taman Cheras Jaya
Taman Impian Indah
Taman Taming Indah
Taman Sejati
Taman Seri Sungai Long
Taman Bukit Sungai Long
Rumah Kenangan Cheras
Taman Dutamas
Taman Setia Kasturi Cheras
Aeon Cheras Selatan
Taman Industri Balakong Jaya
Taman Setia Balakong
Taman Sinaran
Kawasan Perniagaan Desaria, Seri Kembangan
Dataran C180 Balakong

KUALA LANGAT AND SEPANG 

Zone 1
Kampung Olak Lempit
Kampung Bukit Changgang
Kampung Labohan Dagang
Selangor Dredging
Taman Changgang Jaya
Kompleks Perabut Olak Lempit
RTB Bukit Changgang
Bandar Sri Ehsan
Bandar Mahkota
Bandar Sungai Emas
Taman Arked
Taman Ambar
Taman Sri Dagang
Taman Langat Murni
Taman Langat Utama
Taman Murnimas
Taman Seri Telok Datok
Taman Sri Cheding
Sekolah Tamil Sungai Sedu

Zone 2
Kota Warisan
Warisan Bestari
Taman Bunga Raya
Taman KLIA Indah
Tiara Heights
Taman Ixora
Taman Dahlia
Taman Seroja
Taman Mawar ( Mawar 1, Mawar 2, Mawar Perdana, Emas Villa )
Taman Kenanga
Taman Desa Vista
Taman Desa Bestari
Salak Permai

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/25/water-ration-areas-affected/

THE POLITICS OF WATER

Even the most naive of people have come to understand that the Water Crisis in Selangor has been created almost entirely by several factors: the Federal Government’s ownership of SYABAS, Selangor’s Opposition-led Khalid State Government and in recent days, the infighting among Pakatan Rakyat component parties. ALL ARE TO BE BLAMED.

The rakyat suffer because politics has again trumped their basic need for clear, clean water.

WE WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN TO CHANGE THE SITUATION, ESPECIALLY AFTER READING THE FOLLOWING REPORT.

No, we would be wrong. It will take at least 2-3 years, perhaps 5 years, before anything is accomplished.

WHAT HAS BEEN SIGNED IS JUST AN AGREEMENT TO TALK SOME MORE…

THIS SOUNDS GRAND AND WONDERFUL, DOESN’T IT?

“The state government expects to complete the takeover process within three months, including share acquisition and retention of non-management employees.”

Let’s wait and see…

Malaysiakini

1:36PM Feb 26, 2014

Finally, Selangor gets control of water industry

The Selangor and the federal governments have reached agreement on the state’s takeover of all four water companies, which will receive compensation of RM9.65 billion.

Putrajaya will also inject RM2 billion into the deal to help the Selangor government to acquire the shares of the companies.

In return, Selangor will allow the federal government to proceed with construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant.

The plant must be approved by Selangor within the next 30 days and will be supplied with raw water from Pahang under two state-to-state agreements signed in 2001 and 2007. This will solve water shortages in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya.

The project had been stalled by absence of local council approval, which the state government had used to leverage its negotiations to take over the water companies, toward cost-efficient management.

Today’s agreement brings to a close a near five-year tussle between the two governments for control of Selangor’s water supply services.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/255445

Sundaily

Federal and Selangor governments sign MoU on water restructuring

PUTRAJAYA: The federal and Selangor governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the restructuring of the state’s water supply industry which has dragged on for five years.

Describing the signing of the MoU as timely, Khalid said: “We have agreed to implement the restructuring of the water industry which we considered timely in light of the current situation to ensure that water consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya enjoy the best service,” he said.

Negotiations on the restructuring exercise started in 2008 with no end in sight to the detriment of the state’s water supply services industry and new development projects due to worries over water shortage. The quagmire has stalled the LRAL2 project, an important component in resolving impending water woes in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. – Bernama

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/969630

IS THIS PROFITEERING? PRICES OF WATER CONTAINERS HAVE GONE UP!

Video: Harga Tong Air Naik?

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Click on this link for the video:

http://my.news.yahoo.com/video/harga-tong-air-naik-124400634.html

http://my.news.yahoo.com/video/harga-tong-air-naik-124400634.html

IKLAN : Syabas vs. Selangor (Edisi Penuh)

WATER RATIONING IN SELANGOR

IT WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY, 27 FEB 2014

Star

Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 1:48:30 PM

Syabas: Water rationing for Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang to start Feb 27

Taman Setia flat dwellers placing their water buckets to queue up while waiting for the Syabas tank to arrive.

Taman Setia flat dwellers placing their water buckets to queue up while waiting for the Syabas tank to arrive.

KUALA LUMPUR: Syabas on Tuesday said the scheduled water rationing for the Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts will start on Feb 27 till March 31.

Syabas is releasing a detailed scheduled for these area on it’s website, which will receive water on rotation of two days on and two days off.

Syabas added that 71 areas, involving 60,000 households would be affected by the measure.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/25/Water-ration-Syabas/

Yes. it should begin today.

It begins with a ‘SCHEDULED DISTRIBUTION’ for  Ulu Langat and Kuala Langat, where taps have been dry since Feb 7 in some 42,000 households.

Yes. it should begin today.

SHAH ALAM: Residents in Selangor who have been without water for the past few weeks can expect supply every two days.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the “rationing” will start today, when the water company Syabas is due to give details of the exercise.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/25/Sweet-respite-for-Selangor-residents-Folk-can-expect-water-supply-every-two-days/

WILL IT HAPPEN TOMORROW, TUESDAY 25 FEB 2014?
The Selangor MB wants it to begin tomorrow but is SYABAS dragging its feet?

Sun daily

Selangor govt, Syabas at odds over rationing

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) are caught in an impasse over the question of water rationing from today as politics got in the way of uninterrupted supply.

This leaves a big question mark over whether taps will go dry from (Tues)  morning.

..Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahimhad tweeted early today that rationing would be imposed to ensure adequate reserves after a heat wave led to critical levels at dams.

Even as he indicated that it would be done on a “two-day on, two-day off” rotation basis in specific areas, there was silence from Syabas, the state’s sole water distributor.

Hours later, he released a statement that Syabas had refused to carry out rationing or preparation of an emergency action plan on the diminishing water reserves or a tentative rationing schedule.

He asked the State Economic Planning Unit (Upen) to discuss the matter with the National Water Commission (Span) and allow the state government to take over water distribution.

“Syabas was supposed to prepare an emergency action plan so that consumers can make early preparations (for rationing). However, it failed to present a schedule and passed the responsibility to the state government,” he said in the statement.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/967328

The Selangor state government will start water rationing in the state from tomorrow, Tuesday 25 Feb 2014.

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim said the focus will be on areas that have been facing water disruption.

Water will be rationed in stages so that all areas would receive supply every two days.

Malaysian Insider photo

THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE, AND WE DON’T KNOW WHEN THEY WILL GET BETTER…

Residents in several areas in Selangor have had to put up with water supply disruptions in the past few weeks. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 24, 2014.Residents in several areas in Selangor have had to put up with water supply disruptions in the past few weeks. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 24, 2014.

斷水進入第15天,雪州無拉港英比安艾山花園的居民日夜四處奔波為水忙,為水煩!

除了耐心等待雪州水供公司派水和增添水槽水供,大部分居民紛紛前往無拉港英比安艾山花園路旁的水樣採集站取水應急,所幸大馬武裝部隊也加入派水工作,加快輸水速度。

設在各住宅的水槽也在短時間內“一掃而空”,為避免造成混亂,居民都有秩序的列隊等候盛水。

家家戶戶的水龍頭幾乎“滴水不漏”,不少居民一天來回數趟載送多桶的水供,精神和肉體備受折,所有人日夜祈禱“水快來”。

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SELANGOR GOVT: WE ACT BECAUSE SYABAS HAS NO EMERGENCY PLAN.

According to Khalid, the state decided to commence rationing on an urgent basis after receiving report by the Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (Luas).

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(莎阿南24日訊)雪州大臣丹斯里卡立今日宣佈,蕉賴11哩濾水站和武吉淡杯濾水站供應水源的地區,及雪州局部地區,明日開始實行配水計劃,料有超過10萬用輪流連續獲水供兩天,斷水兩天。

http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/502000

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Malaysiakini

6:25PM Feb 24, 2014

MB: Syabas has no plan on water woes, so S’gor acts

The Selangor government has blamed water distributor Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) for failing to present an emergency action plan in the wake of the current water shortage.

In a statement today, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that this has forced the state government to issue its own rationing schedule to ensure water reserves are maintained until the end of March.

This follows meteorological reports that dry weather will persist until the end of next month.

“Syabas as water concessionaire, should have conducted rationing last week through an emergency action plan, to allow consumers to make early preparations.

“However, Syabas to date has failed to present its rationing plan and we have been informed that Syabas has refused to do so and is leaving this to the state,” he said.

Following this, he said the state has instructed the Economic Planning Unit (Upen) and National Water Services Commission (Span) to dicuss how the state can “step in” on water management.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/255311

NST photo

Water rationing starts tomorrow in Selangor

NSTP photo by Azhar Ramli

It has been 16 days and counting since that unannounced cut which left many taps in Balakong’s neighbourhood spewing nothing.

NST

24 February 2014| last updated at 08:24AM

For how long do we have to put up with this?

They also affect our children’s future.

You see, my son, like hundreds of his schoolmates, were denied education for five days as his school in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn was forced to close because water pipes leading to the school carried only air.

While I am thankful that I have shed a few kilogrammes, no thanks to some serious daily weightlifting that involves pails and three flights of stairs to my apartment unit, the frustration is building at a rather quick pace.

It doesn’t help that me and the many others I know have to constantly worry about the elderly and disabled under our roof.

My neighbours and I are hoping that our precious supply will return soon, before we tumble down the stairs with our pails of water.

Syabas should have a contingency plan and not wait until someone yells down the phone to demand their water. NSTP/Azhar Ramli

Read more: For how long do we have to put up with this? – Columnist – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/for-how-long-do-we-have-to-put-up-with-this-1.491509#ixzz2uDuiGb3k

Star

Monday February 24, 2014 MYT 12:34:54 PM

Water rationing in Selangor’s affected areas from tomorrow

SHAH ALAM: Scheduled water rationing will begin on Tuesday in affected areas in Selangor.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the scheduled rationing would entail two days of water and two days without.

“This way taps do not run dry for long,” he said, adding that Syabas tankers and static tankers would be sent to affected areas.

Naming Bukit Tampoi and Batu 11, Cheras among the affected areas, Khalid said the rest of the affected areas would be made known in a statement.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/24/Water-rationing-to-begin-in-Selangor-on-Tuesday/

Malaysiakini

Selangor will start rationing water statewide beginning tomorrow with focus on “problem areas”, said Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today.

“The state government will implement scheduled water supply starting tomorrow, and focus will be given to areas that are facing (water) problems,” Khalid said on his Twitter.

The rationing will take the form of two days with water supply followed by two days without, on a rotational basis, according to a report today by state media SelangorKini.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/255249

Breaking news!

Huge army water tankers rush to the aid of Balakong residents

7 mins ago – KAJANG: About 35,000 Balakong residents, suffering from dry taps for the last 24 hours, can heave a sigh of relief as three huge army tankers 

Video: THINGS ARE REALLY BAD IN BALAKONG!

NST

23 February 2014| last updated at 12:39AM

Air force on standby for cloud seeding exercise

By FAZLEENA AZIZ AND BALQIS LIM | news@nst.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: THE cloud seeding  plan to induce rainfall is set to go once the right atmospheric condition presents itself, said National Security Council (NSC) secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abd Wahab.He said the Royal Malaysian Air Force was on standby to begin the operation.He dismissed claims that the NSC was waiting for a crisis to occur before embarking on the exercise.
…Checks by the New Sunday Times revealed that while supply had resumed in some areas in Kuala Langat and Hulu Langat, many were still affected by the shortage.Elfie Masrom, 25, who lives with his family of five in Kampung Bukit Changgang, Hulu Langat, said his area had been affected for almost two weeks.His family waits in front of their house every day for the water tankers to come after dawn.”We bought a water storage tank for RM400 just to store enough water for the family,” he said, adding they were sharing the storage tank with relatives who live next door.Muhammad Ikhwan Ridzwan, 24, said there was still no water supply in Cheras Perdana.”It has been a week now and I have not seen any water tankers around my area.”Executive Shaun Dhwana from Sungai Long in Kajang said his family opted to stay at a relative’s house.”We could not cope with the situation so I suggested to my mum that we stay at my aunt’s house in Cheras,” he said, adding it had been a week since their water supply was disrupted.Ticketing assistant Muhammad Shahir Noor Azman, 24, said water supply in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn had resumed but the pressure was still low.

Residents of Taman Impian Ehsan, Balakong, Selangor retrieving water from a pipe next to a sign denoting how many days the area has gone without water supply. Pic by Saddam Yusoff

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《升级抗议》22日就是完全制水第13天,
同时也是派水英雄熬夜服务的第13天!

我们需要你的支持,
请站出来指责水务局无能,
指责政府利用无人道的方法来达到政治利益。
13天,
不能在家煮饭,煲水,冲凉,洗衣… …
就连大小便也不能~~完全断水,
水槽供应不足,
不理会人民死活的水务局!请雪隆人民站出来!
每天6.30pm
在Belakong Taman Impian Ehsan 路口
一直抗议到有水来为止!

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KL Selangor water woes Rosmah Mansor, FLOM, delivers water to Cheras Kuala Lumpur, not a politician JUST A HOUSEWIFE

THANK YOU, ROSMAH!
She delivered much-needed water, not a speech.

sss

Malaysiakini

7:39PM Feb 21, 2014

Rosmah delivers drinking water to dry-taps folk

After the residents of certain areas of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor had suffered dry taps for more than a week, prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor has gone down to the ground to deliver free drinking water to the people.

Rosmah had visited low-cost flats at Taman Desa Baiduri, Cheras this afternoon to deliver bottles of water to the locals.

According to the press statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office during the event, each household will be given two 5.5-litre bottles of drinking water.

The 6,500 bottles of water were sponsored by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) and Syarikat Giant Retail Malaysia.

Some 2,600 families in Taman Desa Baiduri and Taman Alam Damai will benefit under this programme.

Several areas in the Klang Valley are suffering from dry taps as a result of increased ammonia content in Sungai Langat, as well as the water reserves being at critical level due to the dry weather.

Among the worst hit areas is Balakong, while other affected areas include Serdang, Cheras, Pandan, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and certain parts of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

According to a local resident, Taman Desa Baiduri had suffered a water shortage for the last 10 days and the water service only resumed today.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/255090

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Masallah air bukan salah Kerajaan Selangor tapi Syabas.

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Mkini video:Balakong residents may have reason to be angry. PR claim Umno diverting water trucks to BN supporters

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WATCH THE VIDEO! If what is claimed is true, Balakong residents have reason to be angry.
PR claim Umno diverting water trucks in Balakong to BN supporters

Malaysiakini

1:53PM Feb 20, 2014

‘Does Syabas want us to die?’ Anger floods Balakong

With taps running dry for the past 10 days, tempers are flaring in Balakong, where some 20,000 residents have been left in a quandary.

The areas affected by the water shortage are Taman Impian Ehsan, Taman Impian Indah and Kampung Kenangan Indah.

A trader, who declined to be named, claimed that Syabas did not provide notice about the problem.

Furthermore, he claimed that the lorries which have been transporting water do not come at a specific time and when the vehicles arrive, the supply is insufficient.

“Do they (Syabas) want us to die? They don’t send enough water… There are thousands of people living here.

“We have to travel all the way to Kajang to get water. It has been like this for days. If this goes on, we will die,” he told Malaysiakini, which visited the area yesterday.

Civil servant Mohd Nor Asnan Awang, 33, who lives in a walk-up apartment, lamented that he has been forced to carry drums of water up to the third floor on a daily basis.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/254924

However, if the Selangor Government successfully takes over from SYABAS, that will bring about a much-needed long term change.

Sundaily

Selangor govt makes offer to KL, Putrajaya

Desperation for water drives foreigners to a desperate act!

“Give me the whole tanker! You didn’t stop at our place to give us water!”

Star

Tuesday February 18, 2014 MYT 10:38:15 AM

Syabas water tankers hijacked

Foreigners hijacked the Syabas water tanker for their use in Taman Impian Ehsan, Balakong.- China  Press

KUALA LUMPUR: As the water cut in Balakong, Selangor reached Day Seven, things were turning ugly with foreign residents hijacking Syabas water tankers during its rounds to distribute water.

Syabas corporate communications assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred confirmed that at 7pm on Friday, their tanker WNP 9067 was sending water to Block J and K at the apartments in Taman Setia Balakong when a resident from another block started brandishing a switchblade.

“He was not happy that our tanker did not stop at his place. At that time, the tanker was heading to Block J and K before going to Block H and I.

“However, the residents’ committee managed to intervene to help ease the tension,” she said, adding that a police report had been lodged.

Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng told The Star that the residents in the area had claimed of other violent encounters with foreigners and Syabas tankers.

“I was told by the residents that on some occasions, the tankers would be ambushed by foreigners with parang.

“They would threaten the driver and ask them to go to their residence first to distribute the water.”

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/18/Syabas-water-tankers-hijacked-Foreign-residents-in-Balakong-using-violent-means-to-get-supply/

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Minister: 2 million in Klang Valley may face water cuts

HULU SELANGOR, Feb 14 —Three dams running low on water supply will cause residents in the Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan to experience water shortage if the dry spell continues in the next three weeks. The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry said the dams at Sungai Selangor and Klang Gates in Selangor, and Kelinchi in Negeri Sembilan, were experiencing water capacity of below 60 per cent.

“If the dry spell continues, we may need to restrict water supply and this will affect two million residents in the Klang Valley and Putrajaya alone,” said  its deputy minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

The Sungai Selangor dam is currently left with 57.6 per cent of water, Klang Gates with 58 per cent, and Kelinchi dam with 58.6 per cent.

He said that if the heatwave persists in the next 16 days, the water levels may drop to 45 per cent of the total control volume.

Running low Mahdzir looks at the level of water at the Sungai Selangor Dam which is left with 57.6 per cent of water.

….

A spokesman from concessionaire Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH) said based on patterns studied over the past 10 years, the dams were running low on water too fast this year.

“Usually, this would take place in September. But this time around, it is taking place early in the year,” he said.

There may be further problems if it does not rain continuously until June. It is said the country would be experiencing another period of dry season from June to September.

“This is worrying as there may not be sufficient water in the dam by September,” he said.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/minister-2-million-klang-valley-may-face-water-223100440.html

NST photo

Deputy Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid showing the water level at the Klang Gate dam which is at 58 per cent capacity in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Pic by Azmaidi AbidinRead more: Rationing if water levels in dams reach critical level – Top News – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/top-news/rationing-if-water-levels-in-dams-reach-critical-level-1.483862#ixzz2tGEDarw6

NST photos

Big drop on water level at Sungai Selangor dam. Photo by NSTP/Yazit Razali

Big drop in water level at Sungai Selangor dam

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NST

13 February 2014| last updated at 11:55PM

Selangor water woes continue

PLANT CLOSURE: Delay in resuming water supply is due to low reserve levels in state, says Syabas

KUALA LUMPUR: THOUSANDS of residents in Dengkil, Kuala Langat and Balakong in  Se- langor are hoping their water supply will  return  to normal soon.

For the last two days, they have been waiting in line outside their houses and apartments with pails and bottles to collect water from Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) water trucks.

The disruption followed the discovery of a large amount of ammonia in Sungai Langat, which forced the temporary closure of two treatment plants on Jan 28.

S. Ganesh, 49, and family members carrying a container of water in Taman Bukit Anggerik, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. Pic by Sairien Nafis

Read more: Selangor water woes continue – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/selangor-water-woes-continue-1.482966#ixzz2tFRQORQj

Malay Mail

MMONLINE: Minister: 2 million in Klang Valley may face water cuts: HULU SELANGOR, Feb 14 —Three dams running l…

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Ending Selangor water woes

The Cabinet Committee on Selangor Water Problem will meet next week to discuss the taking over of the four water concessionaires in Selangor by the Federal Government.

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