Scheduled water cut in parts of Klang Valley starts today

Shops in Petaling Jaya Old Town had plenty of stock in terms of water containers but there were few customers.

KLANG Valley residents seem unfazed by the three-day scheduled water cut which starts today.

There was no rush to buy containers to store extra water for the disruption which is due to end by 5pm on July 17.

Tan Chin Tuan, who lives in a condominium in Kota Damansara with his family, is not storing any water in preparation.

“It is only for a few days, the water in our tank should be sufficient, ” the 45-year-old digital media consultant said.

Lake Edge Residents Association secretary Mariam Osman, who lives in Puchong, said her family had stored some water in preparation but did not see any need to buy extra pails or containers.

“We stored drinking water in bottles. For other purposes, we hope supply in the water tank will be sufficient. Anyway, we will not do laundry during this time.”

Mariam said during previous cuts, they had been lucky that water in the tank lasted throughout the disruption.

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd had said that the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant would be temporarily shut from 9am today to replace critical assets and conduct upgrading work.

Some 290 areas in Petaling, Klang, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Langat will experience water supply disruption, affecting some 425,000 households.

Air Selangor said it would deploy 91 water tankers to affected areas such as hospitals and dialysis centres from today.

On July 16, eight local service centres will be available for residents who need water.

The centres are Masjid As Saadah, Taman Rekreasi Bandar Parkland, Taman Rakyat, Dewan MBSA Section 27 and Pusat Khidmat Ahli Majlis in Klang/Shah Alam as well as PKS Taman Bukit Kuchai, PKS USJ 4 and PKS PJS in Petaling district.

Six public water taps would also be available in Persiaran Astana and Persiaran Setia Murni in Klang/Shah Alam, SS9A/15, Jalan 51A/227, Jalan Indah 2/2 and Persiaran Wawasan in Petaling district.

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