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Thursday March 8, 2012

Water disruption in Klang Valley

MORE than 220,000 households in Kuala Lumpur and five districts in Selangor will face water disruption up to 36 hours from 8am on March 14 to 8am on March 15.

The affected areas in Selangor are Klang, Petaling, Gombak, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Langat. This is expected to affect some one million users throughout the Klang Valley.

Among the important areas that are affected include the Port Klang Free Trade Zone, Bukit Raja Industrial area, Klang Palace, hospital and other areas.

The disruption is due to the replacement of pipes and maintenance of the feeder electrical at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 water treatment plant.

In a press statement, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) corporate communications and public affairs executive director Abdul Halem Mat Som said the water treatment plant in Sungai Selangor Phase One only manage to produce 840 million of liters of water daily to households.

“However, the maintenance is to ensure that the treatment plant produces 950 million litres of water daily to households to ensure there would not be any shortage of water supply in the future.

“We also advised users to store enough water during the period.

As precautionary measures, Syabas will have its staff and 42 water tankers on standby, a well as 192 static water tankers in strategic locations throughout the area affected.

Besides this, Syabas are preparing to have water used from the ponds and other resources on standby to supply to the users if the water disruption prolongs.

For details, call Puspel at toll-free line 1800 885 252.

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