RASAU – Stage 1
The Rasau Water Supply Scheme Stage 1, which will establish a sustainable water supply ecosystem and meet the clean water needs to drive Selangor’s development when fully completed in 2025, was inaugurated by YAB Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, the Dato’ Menteri Besar of Selangor, at the groundbreaking ceremony held at the project site in Kampung Seri Cheeding, Banting early today.
Also present at the groundbreaking ceremony were YB Tuan Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change; YB Tuan Ir. Izham Hashim, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Infrastructure & Public Amenities, Agriculture Modernisation and Agro-Based Industry of Selangor State; and Ir. Abas Abdullah, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Air Selangor.
The Rasau Water Supply Scheme is one of the long-term initiatives of Air Selangor to ensure sustainable water supply to the people of Selangor, especially in the Klang district. With a capacity to produce approximately 700 MLD of clean and safe treated water, the Rasau Water Supply Scheme Stage 1 comprises of nine former tin mining ponds spanning an area of 489 hectares, which function as the first dual-function Off-River Storage (ORS) in the country with the capabilities of water supply and flood mitigation. In addition, the scheme also includes components of the water service system involving the construction of the Sungai Rasau Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the water distribution system.