PUCHONG: Water supply to 342,000 households and business premises in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Kuala Langat is expected to resume in stages ahead of schedule by 9am on Wednesday (Oct 10).
Works at the Semenyih Water Treatment Plant are reported to be progressing quicker than expected, with 70% completed at press time.
Selangor state Public Amenities, Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
chairman Izham Hashim said Air Selangor is 20% ahead of schedule.
“We hope the plant will start operations by 9pm tonight and that supply will be restored in stages by 9am tomorrow,” added Izham.
He said areas located on higher grounds and at the end of the water supply chain might get their water a bit later.
The works, he added, was to facilitate the replacement of the Bulk Supply Rate (BSR) to help reduce non-revenue water (NRW).
“In the meantime, those who need water can call Air Selangor or head to the nearest one-stop centres (OSC) that have been set up in eight locations,” he added.
Izham said this during a site visit at the OSC at Taman Wawasan Puchong earlier this afternoon.
The scheduled water cut, which began at 9am today, was supposed to last three days.
Air Selangor released a statement on the water disruption a week ago to allow affected households and businesses to store water ahead of time.