LAST_UPDATESun, 18 Mar 2018 11am

"Can We Claim The Money Spent On Water Containers From The Selangor MB?"

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"One container for RM60."

"Most take two and pay RM120. Waiting in line for a hour or two to pay and more waiting for the lorry to make a return trip with more containers," Fariz Hadi lamented.

"Who is responsible? Can we claim the money spent on the water containers from the Selangor MB?" he further queried in a posting shared on Friends of Barisan Nasional Facebook page.

He then made the observation that the Member of Parliament for Shah Alam, Khalid Samad as well as the elected state assembly representatives can't be counted on to come to the aid of the people.

"The federal government has offered aid in the form of BR1M to help lighten our burden but instead we have to buy plastic containers instead," Fariz points out.

He went on to berate the MB for not being able to solve the water restucturing agreement which is bogged down with lawsuits among the parties involved.

"As long as this issue is not solved, there is no ending to our woes. Selangor has extremely low water reserves," he warned.

He said, that along with hundreds of thousands other residents living in Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat and Hulu Selangor will have to bear the brunt of the state government's inability to find a long term solution to this perennial problem.

Earlier, an analyst told NST that the long delayed water restructuring exercise in Selangor is already showing negative implications.

“You have these tanks to be filled, but because of the low water reserve margin in the pipes, there is not enough water to reach the tanks. Instead, it stays in the pipes.

“A good water reserve margin will be from 15 to 20 per cent and above,” the analyst observed.

Despite reassurances from local authorities, the inconvenience caused by the yet-to-be-completed water restructuring exercise in Selangor is obvious, NST reports.

The same goes for the lost employment opportunities due to 761 shelved development projects involving affordable housing with a total estimated investment worth RM10 billion because adequate water supply could not be guaranteed.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) had issued a statement last Friday that taps will run dry for many residents in the Klang Valley starting today until Friday.

This is due to the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant (SSP3) coming to a complete halt due to a 10-hour critical equipment repair work.

The complete list of affectected areas as provided by Syabas can be seen below with further details available at


- mD