RT @shahrulghani: As no one here have done any efforts to define what is a water crisis, the 3 main criteria (circumstances) indicating the situation are:

RT @shahrulghani: 1) The water reserve is less than 3% (compared to the average demand);

RT @shahrulghani: 2) Prolonged water disruptions (no water & low pressure) affecting 10k accounts (50k water users) in ‘water stressed’ areas;

RT @shahrulghani: 3) Water supply disruption for more than a month long with no definite estimated recovery time for water supply to resume back to normal;

RT @shahrulghani: 4) A worsening of the situation due to increase of demand for treated water without any increase of treated water supply capacity;

RT @shahrulghani: Those are the main circumstances leading to a water crisis. The overall situation now based on these criteria:

RT @shahrulghani: Circumstance 1 have already happen whereby the reserve now is between -1.15% to +3.2% (as of 17 May till 8th July,2012).

RT @shahrulghani: Point 2: As of 17th May to 8th July 2012, a total of 209,678 accounts (totaling to ~1M water users) have been affected by water disruptions.

RT @shahrulghani: Point 3: Water disruptions have been going on ever since 17th May till now, which is roughly and nearly 2 months plus now.

RT @shahrulghani: Point 4: The situation is escalating due to population growth and economic expansion in the Klang Valley and surrounding areas.

RT @shahrulghani: The total maximum capacity that could be supplied is at 4,371JLH/day.

RT @shahrulghani: From 17th May to 8th July, the demand for treated water is constantly almost reaching the maximum capacity of 4,371JLH/day.

RT @shahrulghani: @shaike49 They are 34 WTP across Selangor, KL and Putrajaya.

RT @shahrulghani: During this period (17th May to 8th July), there were 7 days in which the demand breached the maximum supply capacity of 4,371JLH/day.

RT @shahrulghani: On 23 May 2012, the demand rose up to 4,383.89JLH. A gap of 12.89JLH from the maximum capacity.

RT @shahrulghani: On 16th June, the gap was recorded at 36.64JLH. On 17th June 38.91, 18th was 17.60, 19th was 14.67, 20th was 9.33, and 21st was 7.05.

RT @shahrulghani: The demand after 21st June hovered just below the maximum capacity until 28th June where again, it breached to a gap of 19.98JLH.

RT @shahrulghani: During the period, the worst shortage of supply came on the 30th June where the gap was at 50.21JLH.

RT @shahrulghani: So far, the water crisis is only contained in 4 districts. Namely they are Klang, Petaling, Hulu Langat and Kuala Lumpur.

RT @shahrulghani: During this period (17 May to 8th July) a total of 8,597 complaints of ‘no water’ and ‘low pressure’ were reported from the 4 districts.

RT @shahrulghani: Based on empirical data, the demand for treated water have been increasing from 2007. Demand rose from 1.44% to 1.45% in 2008 and 2009.

RT @shahrulghani: In 2010, the demand for treated water shot up to 3.40%. The increasing trend can be attributed to population and economic growth.

RT @shahrulghani: If nothing’s done, the gap for shortages will become bigger after 2012 onwards – 0.10%, -3.03%, -7.16%, -11.11% and finally -14.87% in 2017.

RT @shahrulghani: @PortalKritis Yes, treated water crisis. Tweeting on my iPad. Disadvantages of not having a physical keyboard 😦

RT @shahrulghani: Okay. End of part 1 for the intro to the treated water crisis. Part 2, later today will be about why the crisis happened in the first place.

RT @shahrulghani: @faziladini Thank you. Just doing my part in telling the real story without any political affiliations 🙂