Get set for phase three of rationing, says exco member

The Star, 4 Mar 2014

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.

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.

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

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.

Wong said any announcement about water rationing would be made by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

However, SPAN chief executive officer Datuk Teo Yen Hua said the decision could only be made after confirmation from the Selangor Government’s Economic Planning Unit (UPEN).