Syabas: Contamination hits Gombak

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  • Sunday, 20 Apr 2014

PETALING JAYA: Water rationing in a number of areas around Gombak district was affected after the Wangsa Maju water treatment plant was closed again.

Syabas said the plant was opened at 11.30pm on April 18 but was closed at 7am yesterday when the level of contamination in the Gombak river rose.

“Water supply to a few areas in Hulu Langat was also delayed on April 18 because of a burst pipe in front of SMK Tinggi Kajang.

“To avoid further hassle, supply to the affected areas was extended from its original schedule,” Syabas assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said in a statement yesterday.

However, she stressed that the water rationing in each zone was still “two days on and two days off”.

“Zones scheduled to receive water supply will begin getting water at 4pm on the first day. However, there could be delays following possible incidents of burst pipes.

“Water supply to consumers will be cut at 9am on the first day the zone is expected to have no water supply,” she said.

In response to complaints from users undergoing water rationing that they may have no water during weddings, Alfred noted that users could apply to Syabas for supply through water tankers and static tankers.

“This was approved by the National Water Services Commission,” she said.

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