Phase 3 of water rationing starts Monday, additional 290,865 households affected
Water crisis
Water crisis

CYBERJAYA, March 7–The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) and SYABAS today announced that phase 3 of the water rationing exercise in the Klang Valley will begin on Monday.

The latest water supply interruption will affect 290,865 households in Zone 2 where an estimated 3.6 mil people reside.

The Star Online quoted SPAN CEO Datuk Teo Yen Hua as saying that the water level in the Sungai Selangor dam had dropped 2.25 metre within a week to 194.1 metre as of today.

“The percentage of active storage, as of today, has dropped 3.66% to 43.24%, as compared to 46.9% last week.

“In line with the standard operating procedure of the dam, the Selangor government has decided to reduce the release of raw water (from the dam) from 200mil litre per day to 500mil litre per day,” he said in a press conference here today.

Under phase 1 and phase 2 of the water rationing exercise, most parts of Putrajaya, Kuala Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and the surrounding areas have been supplied clean water every two days.

The rationing had affected more than 500,000 households up to this point.