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It will be a shock for Malaysians to realise that Selangor will enforce water rationing by the end of February 2014.
This will have a major impact on investors and also productivity as households and factories have to cope with an interrupted water supply. The idea of having to store water in buckets and other containers sounds rather third-world so we should examine how this water fiasco has managed to develop.
There are three main players in the water saga.
SYABAS controls the treatment and water distribution of the state. It was created by the authorities in a privatisation deal that many feel is not fair to consumers.
SELANGOR authorities who have to work with SYABAS to supply water to the treatment plants, mainly from rivers.
SPAN is the Water Commissions Board that has authority to manage water resources.
This article from The Malaysian Insider explains how we have been "taking-water-for-granted".