Selangor People urge the Federal government to quickily find a solution to resolve the water crisis in Selangor as Selangor People are afraid to be asked to drink the raw water directly from the dam by the state government who seems to have inability to differentiate the raw water and the treated water.
Selangor People are helpless when the state government is refusing to admit that there is shortage of treated water in Selangor whereby the Selangor People are threatened to be living with no treated water. Selangor People beg the state government do not ask its People to drink the water from the dam and take their bath in the water at Danau Land which was acquired from Talam.
Selangor People beg the Selangor government to put the People interests above the politic since the Selangor government is aware of and has acknowledged that water crisis will occur in the state, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya in 2014, despite having stressed that the supply of treated water is sufficient until 2019.
This was proven when the state government agreed to implement five of the eight mitigation projects costing RM301 million as proposed by the federal government.
“The Selangor government’s nod for the implementation of the projects shows that it acknowledges that water crisis will occur in 2014 if no actions are taken to address it.
“This also shows that the Selangor government’s view that there is sufficient treated water supply until 2019 is merely a view which is not supported by facts,” said the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.
The Ministry said the Federal government had already agreed to approve an allocation of RM606 million to implement the eight mitigation projects to avert water crisis in the three states after no action was taken by Selangor government to ensure sufficient supply of treated water from the water treatment plants in the state.
The statement issued by the ministry was also aimed at correcting certain remarks made by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and state executive councillors on the water issues in Selangor.
“This correction is made because the remarks were inaccurate and have caused public confusion,” according to the Ministry.
On Khalid’s claim that Syabas’s capacity of water distribution only stood at 4,371 million liters per day (MLD) compared to the capacity of water production in the 34 plants which stood at 4,807 MLD, KeTTHA said all of the water treatment plants were designed to produce treated water of 4,581 MLD.
“However, there are some constraints in the production system in several plants and the system only allows the distribution of 4,371 MLD of treated water.”
The ministry said the completion of the first and second phase of the mitigation projects, however, would be able to optimise the water production to 4,581 MLD.
Khalid and the Selangor government should not use the wrong fact in making plans for efficient water supply system as this will cause the consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya to face the risk of future water crisis.