PETALING JAYA: Water rationing in Selangor has been extended to April 30, with more areas expected to see dry taps as the country struggles with an ongoing heatwave in the peninsular.
The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) in a statement said Selangor’s seven dams were drying up, and that recent rainfall was too slight to increase water levels there.
“SPAN has agreed to continue the third stage of scheduled water distribution until April 30,” a spokesman said. SPAN said a meeting between them, the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, Selangor Government, water operators and other agencies yesterday led to a decision that a fourth phase of water rationing was to take place from April 4 onwards.
Details on this would be revealed by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor on April 1. Set up on March 10, 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 would also continue for 60,185 households affected by the closure of the Batu 11 (Cheras) and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants.