Home > News > Nation
Friday June 13, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday June 13, 2014 MYT 8:52:02 AM
THE Government has urged seven states to immediately impose the requirement for new buildings to have rainwater harvesting systems in order to reduce the need for treated water.
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique said so far, only Perak, Selangor, Johor, Malacca, Kelantan and Perlis had gazetted by-laws that made it compulsory for rainwater collection system to be installed.
Kedah, Penang, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak have yet to gazette the bylaw.
Halimah said based on research, some 34% of treated water usage at home could be replaced by rain water, which could be utilised for non-potable purposes such as gardening and washing.
She said the ministry would also consider introducing incentives for developers to encourage the installation of the system.
On the water crisis in Selangor earlier in the year, Halimah said the state must ensure the system was implemented properly so that the shortage of treated water supply could be alleviated.
Tags / Keywords:
Politics, Nation, Parliament
Kit Siang slams duo's absence from PAC inquiry
Hadi focused on PAS polls
Govt will not play favourites in investigating mass graves found in Perlis, says Shahidan
Review on minimum wage policy to be tabled in Cabinet soon
Only small risk to EPF’s power company investments, says Ahmad Maslan
Women and youth key players
Hillside death camp in the middle of nowhere
Multi-nation drill tests disaster response
Judges could retire at 70
Teen forced into oral sex
Camps found in January
Restful repose in a capsule
Star People's Food Award: Cast your vote now for your favourite nasi kandar eatery
‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ gets an update
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)