Evaluation of rationing plan ongoing effort

KUALA LUMPUR - The water rationing in Selangor may have been extended to April 30 but Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) says it will keep consumers informed of any new development from time to time.

The Selangor government would continue to evaluate the rationing plan based on current situations, Syabas assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said in a statement yesterday.

This came about after a meeting on the water distribution contingency plan on Friday.

It was decided, during the meeting, that the first and third stage water rationing in SelanĀ­gor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya that was due to end on March 31, will be extended to April 30, she said.

Alfred said the first stage water rationing plan, which involved several areas in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts was still being activated.

This was due to the situation at the Cheras Batu 11 and Bukit Tampoi treatment plants, which has remained closed due to the high ammonia content from its raw water source in Sungai Langat.

Rainfall in several places around the Klang Valley in the last few days had not increased the amount of water in the dam and water flow in Sungai Selangor, leading to the continuing third stage water rationing, she said.

The third stage water rationing plan was implemented following the control of raw water release from the Sungai Selangor and Klang Gate dams at 500 million litres a day and 30 million litres a day respectively, she said.

Alfred said consumers should avoid wastage.

She advised consumers to refrain from washing vehicles and drains, re-filling swimming pools or watering plants, among others.

Consumers were also cautioned against causing damage to Syabas' assets such as pipes, water pumps and ponds, she said.

Consumers who have any queries should look out for water rationing updates on www.syabas.com.my, she said.