LUAS is an abbreviation for the Selangor Water Management Authority, an agency under the Selangor State government responsible for preserving and conserving water resources, river basins, coastal waters and the environment.
LUAS is empowered with legislation and enforcement powers based on the Selangor Water Management Board Enactment 1999 with 17 main functions. Based on the LUAS Enactment 1999, it can be formulated into :-
• Coordinate the relationship and cooperation of various agencies in the country;
• Adopt and implement government policies, plans and projects;
• Caring for state interests in water resources affairs;
• Regulation through licensing of any activities and activities related to water resources; and
• Regulation through enforcement.
LUAS is a statutory body of the State Government that manages water resources such as rivers, lakes and coastal waters in the State of Selangor while Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd is a private company granted a concession by the government to manage the supply of clean water to consumers around Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Mud.
The main activities that LUAS carries out are:-
• Licensing and water source abstraction charges.
• Written permission for resource alteration activities
• Licensing of the release or entry of pollutants.
• Inland waterway navigation licensing.
• Water diversion licensing for electric power plants.
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