Rain eases water woes in Klang Valley

PETALING JAYA: Some areas under water rationing in the Klang Valley will enjoy a little bit of water supply, thanks to the recent rainfall flowing towards water treatment plants. 

State water operator Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) said the Bukit Tampoi and Batu 11 (Cheras) water treatment plants were reopened on March 30 after rain helped to dilute ammonia levels in the Langat river. 

Rain falling into rivers also helped other water treatment plants in the state to increase their production in some areas here. 

In a statement Tuesday, Syabas corporate communications and public affairs assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred warned, however, that the situation was far from stable. 

She said that ammonia levels in the Langat river were still uncertain at this point, and that water levels in the Sg Selangor dam - which serves 60% of all of Selangor - were still low.

Alfred advised Selangor residents affected by rationing to conserve their water supplies. 

Water rationing measures here are expected to continue until April 30. 

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department website, Petaling Jaya, Sepang (KLIA) and Subang received a total rainfall amount of 0.4mm, 15mm and 21mm respectively from 8am Monday to 8am Tuesday. 

As of Tuesday morning, water levels at Selangor's dams were at: 78.2% (Batu), 53.89% (Klang Gates), 49.47% (Langat), 71.33% (Semenyih), 37.31% (Sg Selangor), 61.29% (Sg Tinggi) and 87% (Tasik Subang).



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