The Selangor government will hold a detailed briefing with all parties on the restructuring of the water industry on Monday. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the briefing is to explain the terms and conditions agreed in the master agreement signed with the federal government today.
No employees from the three Selangor water concessionaires will be retrenched after the companies' water supply services have been taken over by Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, said Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
The Pahang-Selangor Raw Water Transfer Project is 97 percent completed and expected to transfer 1,890 million litres of raw water to Selangor once completed said Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
A total of 30,831 homes in parts of Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor experienced water supply disruption due to the contamination of diesel oil at the Water Treatment Plant (LRA) at the Bernam River Headwork, Sabak Bernam.
Even as the Selangor state government has pledged not to implement water rationing in near future, the Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER) feels that it is imperative to initiate the water rationing exercise in a bid to "elongate the life" of Sungai Selangor Dam before it dries up.
The delay by the Selangor government to initiate water rationing despite the Sungai Selangor dam level having dropped to 32.48 percent is akin to it being too confident it would certainly rain next month (Sept).