X Close

Nation

Published: Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 11:40:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday April 1, 2014 MYT 10:27:56 PM

Additional 620,237 Selangor households to face water cuts from Friday

CYBERJAYA: More than 6.7 million Selangor residents will face water cuts, when the fourth phase of water rationing takes effect on April 4.

National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said that the phase will affect nine districts here: Gombak, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alan, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.

“The fourth phase of water rationing will involve an additional 620,237 households making a grand total of 1,340,231 households or 6.7 million people,” he told reporters at SPAN’s headquarters here on Tuesday.

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), he said, will however not be affected by the water rationing exercise.

Ismail added that households affected by the fourth phase will be subject to a two-days on, two-days off water supply pattern.

The Sungai Selangor Dam, he added, will now only release 1 billion litres a day, as opposed to 1.6 to 1.8 billion litres previously.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) executive director (planning division) Sanusi Suleiman said that 1.15 million accounts in Selangor would be affected by the rationing.

These, he said, included commercial and industrial accounts, adding that there were a total of 1.8 million accounts in Selangor.

With regard criticism of the two-days on, two-days off supply pattern, Sanusi said this was done so that there would be enough pressure in the pipes for water to reach homes.

Tags / Keywords: SPAN, water rationing, water, fourth phase

advertisement

  1. MH17: Victims remembered at Glasgow games opening
  2. Grandma robbed, stabbed to death, with granddaughter in next room
  3. MH17: 'Mummy, I am back to being alone'
  4. TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, 47 dead
  5. Brakes on Anwar's bid to make wife Selangor MB
  6. Woman bashed up after honking error
  7. MH17: Anwar applauds Govt's handling of tragedy
  8. ‘Our lives turned upside down in a day’
  9. Ukrainian villagers recall how victims dropped onto streets and houses
  10. Land for family but there’s no family

advertisement

advertisement