SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government is to enforce water rationing throughout the state on Tuesday to help areas where there has been water supply disruption since February 7, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said on Monday.
He said water would be rationed in stages so that all areas would receive supply every two days.
"We pledge that every consumer will receive water, but it will be rationed to ensure supply every two days. In a week, consumers will receive water for four days," he told reporters after attending the monthly gathering of civil servants, here.
Khalid said the water rationing would go on until such time that the state government felt the need to discontinue it with the advent of the rainy season, most probably at the end of March.
He said the water rationing would help to conserve water in the dams over the next two months should the current dry season prolong.
The menteri besar said that if the rainy season came earlier, the water rationing would be discontinued and the state government would report on the actual situation in the middle of March for further action.
He also said that Selangor would be divided into two zones for the purpose of the water rationing and the notice on the rationing would be issued this evening at the latest.
The state government would have discussions with the local authorities in the badly affected areas, such as around the water treatment plants in Batu 11, Cheras, and Bukit Tampoi to seek the best way to help the people there facing a water shortage, he said.
Khalid advised the people to use water sparingly, store enough water for their needs and cut down on activities which used much water during the current drought.