Friday, July 13, 2012

Water crisis to worsen during Ramadan month

A meter indicating the level of the Hulu Langat balancing reservoir at 1m on 22 June 2012. The normal level is 5m.

The water shortage crisis has begun in various places in the Klang Valley, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) announced today.

Syabas chief executive officer Datuk Ruslan Hassan said the condition is expected to become worse with the approaching fasting month of Ramadhan.

“ Water consumption is indeed higher every Ramadhan and with the current condition where demand has exceeded supply, we fear the worst.

“ It is best for the Selangor government and all the parties involved to come to a solution,” said Ruslan after visiting residents of Taman Sungai Besi Indah, who have been experiencing on and off water cuts since April this year.

Ruslan said Syabas is powerless to conduct water rationing exercise, as it falls under the jurisdiction of the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

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