SHAH ALAM: The recent Selangor Water Forum has revealed the Pakatan Rakyat-led state government's weakness in handling the shortage of treated water in the state.
Selangor Barisan Nasional coordinator Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed said the state government's decision to exclude BN assemblymen and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) showed it was politicising the water issue.
"Why didn't they invite Syabas as well since the state government's interests are vested in them?"
He said the state government also failed to make any critical decision regarding the crisis, other than promising to look into the proposals submitted.
"With the current hazy and dry hot weather, demand will be high and a shortage is bound to happen.
"This is why we need the construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant to ensure ample supply in the future."
Experts have said Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya would face a major water crisis by 2014 if the plant, using Pahang water, is delayed.
The plant is part of the Pahang-Selangor raw water transfer project that will treat 1.89 billion litres of raw water to be channelled to Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajayauntil 2025.