Each day, demand for water would increase and if no new plants are developed, this might cause losses for consumers and the chain reaction would cause a heavier crisis. (Graphic by Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)
Water is the source of life. Without water, the effects would simply be catastrophic.
But in Selangor, the state government is looking at this issue as something small and they are much more comfortable to play politics rather than looking for the long term solution for the betterment of 7 million consumers including in Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya.
The report from Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER) stated that Selangor would suffer water crisis by 20014, that matter should not be ignored.
The report was even backed by National Water Services Commission (SPAN) whych confirmed that clean water supply is critical with only 6 percent.
Looking at the Selangor Government’s attitude where they seemed to be ignoring the project of Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant, clearly shows its failure in managing the future of the state.
When the reason why the new plant (Langat 2) is developed, along with water tunnel through Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Project (PPAMPS) to ensure that the supply of clean water would be constant to avoid the 1998 water crisis from repeating itself.
But when Selangor Government harassed the development of the project, up until now, a few areas in Klang valley including Selangor had to suffer water rationing considering that the water reserve in water treatment plants are decreasing.
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