KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the first and third stages of the water rationing plan in Selangor will continue as scheduled until Syabas receives instructions from the state government and the National Water Services Commission (Span). "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.
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.
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. "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.
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. "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.
The water level in Nanhua Reservoir (Nan Hua Shui Ku ) has dropped to 33 million tonnes -- the lowest level since the reservoir was built -- as daily rainfall figures have not exceeded 10mm in the catchment area so far this year, the agency said.
WATER rationing was something that the Klang Valley experienced once upon a time in 1998. Instead, the building of Langat 2 was tied to the acquisition of the privatised water concessionaires. By allowing the growth of townships to go beyond the projected limits, the Selangor government caused the demand to go beyond what was originally planned for.
Korea's space agency and the science ministry announced Tuesday that ground combustion tests for what will be the third-stage engine of its indigenous space launch vehicle were conducted successfully at a newly-built test facility at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, Jeollanam-do province.
State water concessionaire SAJ Holdings (SAJ) corporate communications chief Jamaluddin Jamil said there was a "slight increase" in the water level at the dams but it was still insignificant. "If the rain continues in the next few days and the water level rises to normal, then it is possible that the rationing exercise will be called off soon.
A restaurant worker in SS2, Petaling Jaya washing plates with water from a pail. "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.