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[SHARE] Latest Updates On Water Rationing In Selangor And KL

As water reserves run low during the dry season, Selangor goes on a water rationing exercise to ensure there is enough of water supply to last until the rainy season.

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Water Rationing To End On 1 May 2014

Water Rationing To End On 1 May 2014

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SHAH ALAM: The water rationing initiated in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya since February will be lifted beginning Thurs, May 1.

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National Water Services Commission (Span) chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said the decision was made following the increase of water supply in Sungai Selangor dam from 36.39per cent in March 29 to 40.23per cent, which is above the critical level yesterday.

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“After taking into account efforts taken by the Selangor government to improve its raw water sources, Span agreed to lift the stage 1,3 and 4 water rationing in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur effective May 1,” he said in a press conference on the sideline of the Perlis state legislative assembly here today.

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He said the state's water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor has been instructed to return water supply to regular frequency. "The state feels that there isn't a necessity to wait for the dam to reach a 50 percent level because we are confident that of efforts such as pumping water from ponds in addition to regular rain at catchment areas will increase the water level at the dam," Khalid told a press conference on Wednesday.

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Malaysia Looks To Thailand's Royal Rainmaking Centre To Solve Water Woes

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Yes, it has been raining. But no, it has not helped raise the water level at the Sungai Selangor dam – the largest in the state and the main supplier in the Klang Valley. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said unsuitable atmospheric conditions were partly the reason water levels at dams had not increased much despite cloud seeding.

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With its biggest dam scheduled to go dry in just 19 months, Selangor is seeking the help of Thailand’s “Royal Rainmaking Centre” to ease the water crisis in the state. “Selangor Water Management Council (Luas) has been directed to contact the Thai Government for us to use this technology by next week,” he said. He added that the technology was more efficient than the traditional cloud-seeding and had been successfully used by several drought-hit countries.

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He said the other initiatives include pumping water from nearby streams into the ponds surrounding the Sungai Selangor dam. This effort undertaken by the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) and the state Drainage and Irrigation Department can produce 400 MLD (million litres per day) of water. “The state is also looking into ways to tap underground water,” he told reporters.

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"For now, we must continue with rationing as the level at the main dam, the Sungai Selangor dam, is below the critical level and can only last 29 days if rationing is not conducted," Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said in a statement. "We really hope the rakyat understands this situation and supports our efforts to prepare for the dry season which is expected to be worse and prolonged.

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Water Rationing Stage One, Three And Four Goes On

Water rationing stage 1, 3 and 4 in S’gor continues

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Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) will continue with the water rationing plan stage one, three and four as decided by the Selangor state government and approved by the National Water Services Commission.

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Its corporate communications and public affairs assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said, to date, all the plans were being implemented according to schedule. She said the Cheras Batu 11 Water Treatment Plant was still not operating since it was closed again Monday when the ammonia level continued to be at a level higher than that permitted by the Health Ministry.

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The water rationing plan stage one involves several areas in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang while the third stage involves Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang/Shah Alam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor.

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Areas in stage four are Gombak, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Langat, Hulu Selangor, Hulu Langat and Sepang.

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She said Syabas also urged consumers to be prudent in their water consumption and not commit any offences such as vandalising the distribution pipe system to get water supply.

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Temporary Relief For Water Rationing Plans In Selangor, KL And Putrajaya

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), has relaxed all levels of the water rationing plan throughout the state of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya temporarily.

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Syabas Assistant General Manager of the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department, Priscilla Alfred said the relaxation of the rationing plan followed the restart of operations at the Water Treatment Plant (LRA) at Cheras Batu 11 and Bukit Tampoi since March 30 after the ammonia content in the Sungai Langat had declined to a low level.

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"Water supply from both treatment plants had been channelled by Syabas to the areas which had water rationing as usual. "However, the operating company for both treatment plants, Puncak Niaga (M) Sdn Bhd informed that the situation had not been truly stable with the erratic ammonia content in Sungai Langat," she said in a statement today.

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Meanwhile, the relaxation of the third and fourth stages of the rationing plan was made possible as all the treatment plants had increased their production of treated water after the rise in the flow of river water around the Sungai Selangor area.

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6.7 Million Selangor Residents To Be Affected By Stage 4 Of Water Rationing

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The National Water Services Commission (Span) has approved the stage four Water Supply Rationing Plan, effective Friday. Syabas assistant general manager of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department, Priscilla Alfred, said the plan would be implemented simultaneously with Stages One and Three which have been extended until April 30.

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National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chairman Datuk Ismail Kassim said that the phase will affect nine districts here: Gombak, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alan, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat and Sepang.

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More than 6.7 million Selangor residents will face water cuts, when the fourth phase of water rationing takes effect on April 4. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), he said, will however not be affected by the water rationing exercise.

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CYBERJAYA, April 2 — Phase four of water rationing in the Klang Valley begins on Friday but talks on phase five are already taking place as water reserves at dams in Selangor continue to drop below critical levels.

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Water Rationing Could Continue Till December

Water Rationing To Continue Till December?

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Phase four of water rationing in the Klang Valley begins on Friday but talks on phase five are already taking place as water reserves at dams in Selangor continue to drop below critical levels.

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Insiders say if the water levels decrease and rain does not fall over the water catchment areas, rationing could continue until the end of the year.

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“The water supply from the dams is not enough to supply water to more than seven million users in Klang Valley,” said the source. “Phase five may begin soon and if the condition worsens, there is a possibility rationing could continue till December.”

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The source said the Selangor government must come up with a plan to overcome the current water woes. “The state government should find new water sources to overcome the problem.”

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Selangor had earlier this month launched the Hybrid Off River Augmentation System (Horas) project — a storm-water harvesting system and accumulation of groundwater. The first phase, however, would only be completed by July next year while the Horas will be up and running by 2020. It would reduce the reliance on dam and surface water and would be able to meet demand during prolonged dry seasons. However, the source said the Horas project should have been carried out years ago as it may take a long time for dams to be filled up due to the present hot season. “Even though it is raining, it is too hot and rain water falling in catchment areas is evaporating,” the source said

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Water Rationing Might Continue Beyond 31 March If Needed

Contractor Rezuan Hussain demonstrating the pulley system he installed to make it easier to transport water in his apartment block in Balakong, Selangor.

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The decision whether the scheduled water distribution in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya needs to be continued after March 31 will depend on the water level at the dams concerned.

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The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) said in a statement today that it had approved the stage three of the scheduled water distribution in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya up to March 31, 2014.

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“The rain that has fallen since March 16 could not raise the water level at the major dams. According to figures, the highest rainfall recorded at the Sungai Selangor Dam — the largest dam in Selangor — was only 6.73mm on March 16,” the statement read. Span said that water levels at the 7 dams in Selangor were still dropping.

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“For Negeri Sembilan, Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan (SAINS) had withdrawn the scheduled water distribution in the districts of Jempol and Tampin which was implemented since March 6, 2014. “The withdrawal follows the ability of the Water Treatment Plant (LRA) in Gemas Baru to produce water as usual, that is, 28 million litres per day (JLH) due to the rise in water level of Sungai Muar,” the statement said.

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On the position of water supply in Johor, SAJ Holdings had withdrawn the scheduled water distribution in the districts of Kluang, Kulai Jaya and Kota Tinggi following rainfall for the past one week.

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Phase 1 Of Water Rationing Ends

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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. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.

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However, Syabas would still be 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 channelled to the areas being rationed in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang," it said.

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The areas that are scheduled to have rationed water supply will receive water supply for the time being while the two water treatment plants are in operation. Meanwhile the third stage of water supply rationing is still being continued despite the occurrence of rain in several areas since the last few days.

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Syabas said it would be continued until amendments or directives were received from the Selangor state government and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

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Phase 3 Of Water Rationing Starts 10 March. Are You Affected?

Nearly 70 per cent more households in the Klang Valley will now come under the ongoing water rationing in Selangor, after state water utility Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) today expanded the exercise to include previously unaffected areas.

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National Water Services Commission (SPAN) announced a total of 3.6 million people will be affected with the third phase of water rationing starting this Monday (March 10) and expected to last until March 31.

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He said the affected areas in Klang Valley, Selangor and Putrajaya are expanded to six zones -Gombak, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Langat and USJ.

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The alternating schedule of two days of supply and two days without remain unchanged, as are the zone designations previously announced. Consumers must rely entirely on stored water during days without supply. The expansion now raises the number of households affected from the previous 431,617 to 722,424.

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The Dry Season In Klang Valley Might End Soon

Klang Valley folks will not have to wait too long to get some relief from the prolonged dry spell as there should be changes in wind patterns soon, said the Malaysian Meteorological Depart­ment (MMD).

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MMD’s national weather centre director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said rain was expected to occur gradually following the change from the north-eastern monsoon towards the inter-monsoon season over the next two weeks.

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“It is difficult to predict when the next showers will occur, but by mid-March, do expect more showers­ and thunderstorms,” he said yesterday.

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Despite that, Muhammad Helmi said cloud seeding operations would continue over water catchment areas serving dams. “At the moment, our primary focus is to increase water levels in these areas, although the rain does help with reducing the haze as well,” he said.

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Be Prepared For Phase Three Of Water Rationing

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The water level at Klang Gates dam is reaching critical level.

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PETALING JAYA: Selangor will implement phase three of the water rationing exercise if the water level at the Klang Gates dam does not rise, with more people likely to live with water cuts.

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Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong said the current level was at 52.91% and if it dips to 50%, it would be considered critical. “Judging by the water level, I believe we have to be prepared for phase three soon. “The point of rationing is to ensure everyone has water and so it may be necessary to do so,” she said.

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Areas that are likely to be affected by phase three include Melawati and Ampang which are close to the Klang Gates dam.

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She said that of the eight dams in Selangor, only the Klang Gates dam and the Sungai Selangor dam were near or at the critical levels.The Sungai Selangor dam water level was at 45.33% yesterday.

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Be Prepared For Phase Three Of Water Rationing

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Phase 2: 6 More Districts In Selangor, KL And Putrajaya Will Face Water Cuts In March. FULL SCHEDULE Here.

Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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Selangor's 2 March 2014 - 31 March 2014 water ration schedule

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The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has announced that six districts in Putrajaya, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be faced with water cuts between March 2 and March 31.

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The six districts involved are Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor.
These districts will be divided into two zones, with each zone taking turns to receive water supply for two days.

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The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) announced that these areas will receive two days of water supply, followed by two days of dry taps throughout the period.

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Ismail also listed down several areas that would be exempt from the water rationing exercise, including the Kuala Lumpur city centre, the federal administration in Putrajaya, Selangor’s administration centre in Shah Alam and free trade zones.

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The key logistics centres of Port Klang, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Subang airport, as well as private and government hospitals will also be spared from water supply disruption during the water rationing exercise, he said.

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Taman Setia Balakong Apartment resident Muhammad Izzani Islahudin, 15, filling up containers of water after supply was restored Thursday.

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300,000 Households In 7 More Areas To Face Low Water Pressure

300,000 Households In 7 More Areas To Face Low Water Pressure

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KUALA LUMPUR: Some 300,000 households or 1.2 million consumers in seven areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will have low water pressure or no water, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).

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She said the affected areas were Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Langat and Hulu Selangor.

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This follows a reduction in the volume of treated water released by five treatment plants on the orders of the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (Upen) today, said Syabas assistant general manager (corporate communications and public affairs) Priscilla Alfred.

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"The existing reserve in water supply is too small and, in normal circumstances, is unable to meet the demand of the consumers because the five treatment plants supply 60 per cent of the treated water needs of these areas," she said in a statement.

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Phase 1: Full List Of Areas Affected By Selangor Water Rationing Starting 27 February 2014

Water supply rationing for Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang will start on Feb 27 and go on until March 31. "The plan was approved by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) Monday. It will involve more than 60,000 consumers in 71 affected areas," Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas).

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Residents of Taman Setia Balakong collect water from a water tanker in Balakong, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 24, 2014. Balakong, Cheras and Pandan have gone without water for the past week.

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Syabas "Thanks" Selangor MB For Confusing The Public About The Water Rationing Start Date

The Selangor mentri besar was confusing the public with his announcement on water rationing in the state, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) said today as it moved to divert blame over the ongoing water crisis.

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Following Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s comments yesterday that the state would initiate water rationing today, the water utility said the exercise will now only begin on Thursday.

While “thanking” the Selangor mentri besar for unveiling a mitigation plan to address depleting water levels in the state, it also disputed Khalid’s claim that he was forced to implement the measures due to the firm’s lack of preparation.

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Syabas also denied Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim's allegation that the company did not prepare a water distribution plan and water supply rationing schedule.

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Selangor Will Start Water Rationing On 25 February 2015 To Cope With The Dry Season

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

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SHAH ALAM: Selangor is to enforce water rationing throughout the state tomorrow in areas where there has been disruption since Feb 7.

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"The state government will implement scheduled water supply starting tomorrow, and focus will be given to areas that are facing (water) problems," Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim
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Residents Will Receive Two Days Of Water And Two Days Without

Residents Will Receive Two Days Of Water And Two Days Without.

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He said the scheduled rationing would entail two days of water and two days without.

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“We pledge that every consumer will receive water, but it will be rationed to ensure supply every two days. In a week, consumers will receive water for four days,” he told reporters. “This way, taps do not run dry for long.”

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This Water Rationing Exercise Will Help To Conserve Water In The Dams As The Country Faces Dry Weather

He said the water rationing would help to conserve water in the dams over the next two months should the current dry season prolong.

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Last week Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid warned that two million residents in the Klang Valley and Putrajaya could face disruption of clean water supply if the hot weather persisted for three more weeks.

Mahdzir said the water levels at Sungai Selangor and Klang Gate Dams are at below 60% capacity and would drop further if the hot spell continued.

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"Currently, the Sungai Selangor Dam has only 57.63% water left while the Klang Gate Dam has only 58%. Their levels can drop to 45% if there is no rain in 16 days." The Sungai Selangor Dam in Kuala Kubu Baru can accommodate 220 cubic metres of water, meeting 60% of Klang Valley's water need.

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This Water Rationing Exercise Will Help To Conserve Water In The Dams As The Country Faces A Dry Weather.

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This Would Also Help The State Government To Channel Water To Areas That Have Been Facing Water Crisis Since 7 February 2014

This Would Also Help The State Government To Channel Water To Areas That Have Been Facing Water Crisis Since 7 February 2014.

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“We have to do this in response to the ongoing water crisis,” he said, adding that Syabas tankers and static tanks would be sent to affected areas. He said the water rationing exercise would allow the state government to channel water to areas severely affected by the crisis since Feb 7.

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Before this, it was reported that several areas in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Balakong were facing water disruption due to the shutting down of the Bukit Tampoi and Cheras 11 water treatment plants.

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The Water Rationing Is Expected To Last Until The End Of March When The Rainy Season Is Forseen To Restore Water Supply In The Dams

Khalid reportedly said the rationing is expected to last until the end of March, when consistent rainfall is expected to help the dam's water capacity to recover.

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The menteri besar said that if the rainy season came earlier, the water rationing would be discontinued and the state government would report on the actual situation in the middle of March for further action.

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Residents Are Advised To Use Water Sparingly Throughout This Period

Khalid advised the people to use water sparingly, store enough water for their needs and cut down on activities which used much water during the current drought.

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Infographic: 10 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home.

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The Heatwave Has Also Sparked Bush Fires Nationwide

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