Some areas in Puchong yet to receive water


Residents in the Kim Crest area of Puchong Hartamas queuing up for bottled water. Some parts of Puchong have yet to get their water supply back after one week. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star

WHILE water supply has slowly resumed in most parts of Puchong, there are still a few neighbourhoods that have yet to get supply after a six-day wait.

Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han and his team were seen distributing bottled water to households in Bandar Puteri 10 Banyan and Puchong Hartamas, both located in Puchong.

“We had received complaints from these two neighbourhoods early yesterday morning that they had not received water so we arranged for supply through water tankers and bottled water distribution.

“However, when the tankers arrived yesterday afternoon, the water supply had resumed but pressure was very low. Residents can store the water to tide them over until normal pressure resumes,” said Ng.

Bandar Puteri 11 Residents Association chairman Alice Choo said several streets in her housing area had yet to receive water supply and residents were urged to share water with their neighbours in the spirit of helping each another.

Several areas in the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Kuala Langat districts had their water supply interrupted following the shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant last week due to odour pollution. The plant resumed operations on Saturday afternoon .

Air Selangor Group corporate communications head Amin Lin Abdullah said in a statement that the recovery status of the affected areas had reached 96.7%.

“However, restoration to areas at the end of the water supply distribution system and higher ground will require extended time. Supply is expected to be fully restored by noon today.

“Emergency relief water supplies have been delivered by water tankers to the affected areas.

“Test results of treated water from the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant complies with all the parameters set by the Health Ministry,” he said.

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