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Review water subsidies, please
FocusM | 05 Oct 2018 00:30
MANY residents in Selangor will be reliving the inconvenience of having dry taps when Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) shuts down its water plants for up to 72 hours in four districts, starting Oct 9. This marks the second massive water cut this year.

The first major water supply interruption started on March 6 and was supposed to end by March 9 but some residents had to endure extended cuts after the bursting of a pipe at the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 (SSP3) Water Treatment Plant seriously injured several staff members.

The shutdown of the plants on Oct 9 is to facilitate equipment replacement works at the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant while the exercise in March was for emergency repair works at SSP3.

It appears that Selangor has the most problems with regards to water supply in the last two years. It was reported that one of the reasons water disruptions occur frequently in the state is due to its limited treated water reserves.

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