Friday, August 12, 2016

Selangor water

MM Online - Water cuts catch residents by surprise (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Water disruptions have been a way of life for residents in the Klang Valley, but when they happen at regular intervals, they add to ones’ woes and wreak havoc on their daily lives.

On the outskirts of the city is the rapidly developing Seri Kembangan mixed development township, whose residents and those of Taman Putra Budiman, Balakong, and other nearby housing areas have been affected by unscheduled water disruptions — at almost two-monthly intervals — with the latest being last Friday.

Newly elected residents’ association president Saravanan Karrupayah, 39, said the matter had caused inconvenience to the residents.

“Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) could and should have alerted us before the water reaches the critical level, so that we could make preparations, but we did not get any information until the day of the water cut,” he said.

He said the situation had turned worse over the past year as more development was taking place.

“Syabas needs to come up with a solution to this problem. If there is to be more development, they should look towards solving our water woes,” he said.

Three months ago, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 I posted DAP wants water conservation in Selangor, PKR nixed that

And now a quote from FMT of that period:

Let’s conserve water instead of fighting a turf war.

April 21, 2016

DAP lawmaker explains that all he did was recommend to the Selangor Government that conservation efforts must be taken seriously to avoid a full blown water crisis in the state.

By Charles Santiago

All I said was that the Selangor Government needed a special committee headed by the Menteri Besar, Azmin Ali, to consider sustainable waterconservation efforts.

I also backed my recommendations with calculations and numbers about the fast dropping water levels at the Sungai Selangor and Semenyih dams.

One day later, Elizabeth Wong, who is Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and consumer affairs committee chairman goes ballistic.

Wong went on to unnecessarily attack me in the media, accusing me of wild allegations based on inaccurate calculations.

According to her, Selangor is well-prepared to ride out the prolonged dry spell.

However the Selangor Government is focusing on supply management and not demand management or conservation.

Poor Charles, so misunderstood by sweetie Eli Wong.

All he did was recommend 'CONSERVATION' management, meaning restrict unnecessary usage of water in Selangor at a time of impending and likely problems in water supply to the public, due to El Nino.

Unnecessary water usage should include restricting activities such as car washing, watering the garden everyday or during the day (better at night after 8 or 9 pm on alternate days or once a week), using water to wash dirt and fallen leaves from a house driveway (use broom to sweep saves water), etc.

But Eli Wong came from a different direction, arguing there's enough water in Selangor. But that was NOT what Charles Santiago said.

Besides, does having enough water mean conservation efforts are not necessary?

It's obvious Eli Wong has not listen carefully nor understood what Charles Santiago had said, and/or was OVERLY defensive.

Usually people who have been caught ill-prepared for a responsibility they should have been well prepared for, would behave in such an OVERLY defensive manner.

And who was that pompous PKR supporter who claimed Selangor has lots of water? Podah!


  1. Cuts arising from the failure of the mechanical system supplying water are a very different matter from the Availability of water.

    Selangor actually does still have a lot of water. There is no drought, no shortage of raw or treated water. It is forecast to rain every day in the Klang Valley for the next week.

    The cuts are obviously very annoying and inconveniencing. I personally am affected.

    Fact is Syabas, an UMNO crony-company is Fucked up in its management , and the Selangor government finds itself near powerless to fix that issue because of the "protected" nature of this company.

    Ktemoc , blogging from 4,000 miles away is just using this issue to bash the Selangor PKR state government. He knows nuts about the true nature of the issue.

    1. selangor state gomen is not ruled by pkr alone unlike penang.