Summary Syabas: First and third stage of water rationing to continue. Syabas' Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said although the water treatment plants at Cheras Batu 11 and Bukit Tampoi had resumed operation since March 17 and 19 respectively, the company was unable to ensure the stability of the ammonia level. "The ammonia level is still under the supervision of the operator of the water treatment plants. Syabas has been informed that the water treatment plants will be operational according to the quality of the raw water," she said in a statement on Friday.
Summary KUALA LUMPUR: Water consumption at nine areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya has dropped to 331 million litres per day (LPD) due to water rationing. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) in a statement today said at present the overall water consumption was 4,369 million LPD compared to about 4,700 million previously. The first and third stage of the water rationing plan were implemented following the Selangor government's decision to limit the supply of untreated water from the Selangor river dam.
Summary RESIDENTS affected in Phase 1 of the scheduled water rationing are now getting daily water supply. This is because the water is safe to consume now that the ammonia content at Sungai Langat had reduced following the recent downpour. A National Water Services Commission (SPAN) spokesman, however, said the daily supply of water was conditional as it would depend on the content of ammonia in the river water.
Summary KUALA LUMPUR: The first stage of the water supply ration plan has been discontinued as the Cheras Batu 11 and Bukit Tampoi are now back in operation. However, Syabas was still monitoring the ammonia content in Sungai Langat and would impose the water ration again if it was found to be at the dangerous level. "At present the water treatment plants will be operating according to the quality of the raw water sources to enable the water supply to be channeled to areas being rationed in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang," it said.
Summary WATER rationing in many parts of the state has sparked worry among residents in Kajang, with some of them taking precautions for fear of a sudden water cut. Housewife Shirley Ng, 57, said it was worrying every time she heard news about water rationing. "I still remember carrying big pails of water up the stairs to my apartment on the third floor during water rationing many years ago. "It was very tiring and stressful," she said. Although water supply was sufficient in her neighbourhood in Sungai Chua, Ng said she would not take the risk of not storing water for emergencies. "I have three big drums of water in the house since last month for toilet and washing use.
Summary First-stage water rationing is to begin in Greater Tainan today because of low rainfall in the southern city's reservoir catchment areas this year, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said on Tuesday. Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Singapore and some cities in China have some kind of water tax or surcharge in effect. The proposal would be incorporated into the Tap Water Act (Zi Lai Shui Fa ) in the form of an entirely new section dedicated to water conservation.
Summary WATER rationing was something that the Klang Valley experienced once upon a time in 1998. Instead of dealing with an issue that was predicted and known, the Selangor government allowed development projects to continue unabated without allowing the Langat 2 water treatment plant to be built. Instead, the building of Langat 2 was tied to the acquisition of the privatised water concessionaires.
Summary JOHOR BARU - Despite rain over the past two days, the water level at eight dams in Johor is still insufficient for the state to call off a scheduled water rationing exercise in Kluang and other districts. "Water supply in Kluang is still scheduled on a two-days on two-days off basis, while other affected areas will receive water on alternate days," he added. Jamaluddin said the Sembrong Timur treatment plant in Kluang depended on the Sembrong Kiri river for raw water and not from the dams.
Summary A restaurant worker in SS2, Petaling Jaya washing plates with water from a pail. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Green Living coordinator Wong Ee Lynn advised consumers to eat and cook light meals such as one pot dishes like noodle soup or pasta. "During this water rationing period, people can cut down on greasy food and cooking many dishes to avoid having to use a lot of water to wash up," she said.
Summary JOHOR BARU: Despite rain over the past two days, the water level at eight dams in Johor is still insufficient for the state to call off a scheduled water rationing exercise in Kluang and other districts. "Water supply in Kluang is still scheduled on a two-days on two-days off basis, while other affected areas will receive water on alternate days," he added. Jamaluddin said the Sembrong Timur treatment plant in Kluang depended on the Sembrong Kiri river for raw water and not from the dams.
Summary Back-up plan: A coffee shop worker preparing more sweetened water due to the water rationing exercise. The Sungai Selangor Dam - the state's largest reservoir - recorded a 40.53% capacity as of 8am yesterday. LUAS, the Selangor Water Management Authority, said on its website that the dam - which serves more than 60% of the 7.1 million people in the Klang Valley and Selangor - was at 40.99% capacity at the same time on Wednesday.