By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, Dec 1 — Over 50 locations in the state have been identified as flood hotspots or at risk of floods, said executive councillor for infrastructure Izham Hashim.
He said the amount of locations depends on current weather conditions.
“The flood hotspots change from time to time. So far, over 50 areas have been identified, but the problem is, even if the flood in that area has been resolved flooding can occur elsewhere.
“That is why we have a comprehensive water source management system that needs to be implemented for short, medium and long-term.
“The Saliran Mesra Alam (Pisma) master plan which was implemented in relation to drains and drainages, and the Jaminan Air Mentah (SJAM) scheme was emphasised in the implementation,” Izham said during Question Time at the State Legislative Assembly sitting, earlier today.
Meanwhile, Izham answered Sementa state assemblyman Dr Daroyah Alwi on her query regarding the type of water pumps used at the water locks, stating Selangor uses submersibles because of its large capacity.
“This pump has a high capacity and must be ordered for between six months to a year in advance. So, the specifications of a given pump depends on the size of the area or the estimated forecast of stagnant and flowing water.
“From there, we have the numbers to determine which pumps should be used. This is commonly in areas at higher risk which are provided with more than one, in the event of damages,” he said.