No one enjoys water cuts. :( But have you ever wondered, what actually causes it and if there's anything being done about it?
Watch the video below to find out more:
Most of our water comes from Sungai Selangor and Sungai
Langat river basins
But, because connecting rivers get polluted, as seen last year, water treatment plants had to be shut. This led to necessary water cuts to prevent pollutants from entering our homes.
1. Use source-based treatment to purify water
The first strategy is to use "Aquarintin" nanotechnology, which multiplies diatom algae to naturally clean and purify water at its source. This method also increases oxygen content, removes smell, destroys oil and grease, reduces heavy metals, and rejuvenates aquatic life.
2. Observe and monitor main rivers closely for signs of pollution
This includes using sensors like the "Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer" to help detect early signs of pollution. Besides that, high tech drones will monitor potential risk areas, while Skuad PANTAS LUAS will have 24-hour surveillance to observe critical river basins like Sungai Selangor and Sungai Langat.
3. Pump water directly from reservoirs to the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant
The idea is to construct pump infrastructure that will divert water from the Hybrid Off-River Augmentation System (HORAS 600) to water treatment plants when pollution is detected, so that no water disruption occurs.
4. Enforce laws to deter people from polluting the rivers
The Selangor government will strictly enforce the Amended Enactment of Selangor Water Management Authority (SWMA) 2020. Offenders will be charged a minimum fine of RM200,000 to a maximum of RM1 million, with a maximum of three years jail. Whistle-blowers who provide information about these illegal activities will also be rewarded.
To find out more about what the Selangor government is doing to tackle the water crisis, including using Sungai Klang as a new water source, watch the full video today!