Selangor Government prepares initiative to tackle water crises

SHAH ALAM, 8 July 2014: Through the implementation of the water industry restructuring, the Selangor Government committee will ensure that the people in the state continue to receive clean water supply at an affordable price.

The Selangor State Water Task Force Committee, in a statement, said that while waiting for the implementation of the water restructuring to be carried out, the State Government has taken various initiatives to address water crisies.

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Among them is to review increasing water supply to enable transfer of water from the Sungai Selangor Plant 1 and 3 to Hulu Langat and other areas.

In addition, the State Government has implemented mitigation projects worth RM374 million for plumbing, the construction of new pump houses and asset replacement work at water treatment plants.

“Another initiative is conducting studies on the capacity capability of major water treatment facilities, including a review of the potential of the Jelutong water treatment plant and studying the River Bank Filtration at Jenderam Hilir in Dengkil, near the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant.

“In addition to that, several external storage schemes will be researched, like Horas, and cooperation with the Selangor Water Managament Authority (LUAS) to optimise the use of rainwater at the Bestari Jaya pond will also be carried out.

“This initiative balances the two sources of raw water supply to ensure there is no loss of water and also to monitor the outflow of water, as a guarantee on the sustainability of water resources and continuous supply of water to consumers,” the committee said.

Other initiatives include the implementation of cloud seeding since last April, with an expense of RM680,000, and the appointment of the Royal Rain Making Bureau and Aviation Agriculture Thailand for their expertise and advise to improve the cloud seeding techniques at catchment areas.

They said that the State Government is considering channelling raw water from Pahang to Selangor, at a rate of 300 million litres per day (MLD) to 600 MLD, through a tunnel to Sungai Langat to minimise water disruptions in the areas of Hulu Langat and Cheras.

“When this plan is completed and operational, the water treatment plants in Langat and Cheras will be more resilient.

“Although all initiatives have been implemented, there is still much work to be done to ensure that the people of Selangor can enjoy the benefits of the latest and reliable water services,” the statement said.

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Selangor Government prepares initiative to tackle water crises

SHAH ALAM, 8 July 2014: Through the implementation of the water industry restructuring, the Selangor Government committee will ensure that the people in the state continue to receive clean water supply at an affordable price.

The Selangor State Water Task Force Committee, in a statement, said that while waiting for the implementation of the water restructuring to be carried out, the State Government has taken various initiatives to address water crisies.

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Among them is to review increasing water supply to enable transfer of water from the Sungai Selangor Plant 1 and 3 to Hulu Langat and other areas.

In addition, the State Government has implemented mitigation projects worth RM374 million for plumbing, the construction of new pump houses and asset replacement work at water treatment plants.

“Another initiative is conducting studies on the capacity capability of major water treatment facilities, including a review of the potential of the Jelutong water treatment plant and studying the River Bank Filtration at Jenderam Hilir in Dengkil, near the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant.

“In addition to that, several external storage schemes will be researched, like Horas, and cooperation with the Selangor Water Managament Authority (LUAS) to optimise the use of rainwater at the Bestari Jaya pond will also be carried out.

“This initiative balances the two sources of raw water supply to ensure there is no loss of water and also to monitor the outflow of water, as a guarantee on the sustainability of water resources and continuous supply of water to consumers,” the committee said.

Other initiatives include the implementation of cloud seeding since last April, with an expense of RM680,000, and the appointment of the Royal Rain Making Bureau and Aviation Agriculture Thailand for their expertise and advise to improve the cloud seeding techniques at catchment areas.

They said that the State Government is considering channelling raw water from Pahang to Selangor, at a rate of 300 million litres per day (MLD) to 600 MLD, through a tunnel to Sungai Langat to minimise water disruptions in the areas of Hulu Langat and Cheras.

“When this plan is completed and operational, the water treatment plants in Langat and Cheras will be more resilient.

“Although all initiatives have been implemented, there is still much work to be done to ensure that the people of Selangor can enjoy the benefits of the latest and reliable water services,” the statement said.

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