No quick fix for Semenyih water woes

A short-term solution to the frequent water disruption in Semenyih is badly needed to ease the inconvenience faced by residents in the area.

Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz (BN-Semenyih) asked Mentri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali during the Selangor assembly on the measures taken to overcome the frequent water disruption in Semenyih. 

“I received a lot of complaints from the residents on this issue. What are the steps taken by the government to tackle the problem?” asked Johan, adding the reasons often given for the disruption were ammonia contamination and burst pipes.

Azmin said the Mitigation Project 2, scheduled to start operation next month, will be able to help supply water from north to south of Selangor.

“The water disruption issue is not caused by the supply of raw water. We have enough raw water. In fact, the capacities of 34 water treatment plants have been maximised.  This is why we need the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant as soon as possible,” said Azmin.

He said the state government was taking the water disruption issue seriously.

“The causes of water disruption is being monitored closely and I believe once the state government takes over the water supply management from Syabas through Air Selangor, we would be able to supply water to areas with high need of water,” he said.

Johan later told a press conference that he wanted a short-term solution for the water disruption while the mitigation process is taking place.

He said he was not satisfied with Azmin’s answer, saying that there is no point of the free water policy if there is no water.

“Residents are fed-up of the water disruption that could last up to 14 days. A short-term solution is needed before the mitigation process is complete,” said Johan.
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