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Saturday August 31, 2013 MYT 2:23:00 PM
Saturday August 31, 2013 MYT 9:27:48 PM
by joseph loh
Oil spill at Sungai Selangor.
PETALING JAYA: All four treatment plants which had to be shut down on Friday due to oil contamination in Sungai Selangor have resumed operations, and water distribution has begun at affected areas.
In a statement, Syabas said operations resumed at its plants at about 3am Saturday, and water distribution started at 6am.
"As at 10am, some affected areas have been receiving limited supply but at low water pressures.
"The number of affected accounts are down to 880,000, which comprise 60% of the households in Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor," it said, adding that supply in the Kuala Langat district was back to normal.
"Syabas expects its supply of water to affected areas to reach 80% capacity in three days, and normal supply within one week," it said.
The statement also said it was mobilising all its resources to provide water to users, with 46 water trucks sent and 20 static tanks placed in affected areas, with another 506 static tanks on standby.
It also said Syabas was receiving aid from other states in the form of 14 water trucks - six from Johor, six from Perak and four from Negri Sembilan.
The statement also said Syabas would not be able ensure adequate supply for all users.
"However, water relief efforts will be concentrated on critical needs such as in hospitals, dialysis centres and mosques.
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