In a statement on Wednesday, it made three recommendations for Air Selangor to better plan for scheduled water interruptions and minimise the disruption to the industries.
Firstly, FMM Selangor said Air Selangor should consider to schedule the shutdown on water supply during the weekends instead of weekdays due to the lower water consumption by the residential users compared to the industries.
Secondly, there should be at least one month notice to the industries on the scheduled water interruption so that industrial consumers could make the necessary contingency planning, preparation and coordination to inform their customers, supply chain stakeholders, investors.
Thirdly, scheduled water disruption should not be more than two days.
FMM Selangor said in a previous engagement with Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN), residential and industrial consumers were advised to have enough water storage for two days to cater for water interruptions.
Due to space constraint, most consumers would not be able to have water storage for more than two days.
“The State Government should consider incentives to support investment by industries in rainwater harvesting and extraction of underground water which will also assist to increase the water reserve margin by reducing the demand on public water supply system.
“FMM Selangor hopes that SPAN and the State Government will seriously take all the recommendations for improvement not only for the betterment of industries but also for the state’s economy in general,” it said.
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