Klang pipe replacement work to be completed by December

Air Selangor workers preparing a pipe joint before placing it in a trench along Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Port Klang. – KK SHAM/The Star

WATER pipe replacement works along a 3.1km stretch are being carried out along Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Port Klang, Selangor.

This is to replace aged pipes.Workers at the site could be seen digging trenches along the inner road.

Most residents said they were pleased to see the new pipes being laid as they had been going without water for hours up to a day whenever there were burst pipes.

Sales assistant, Aishah Sham, 26, said she welcomed the water pipe replacement project.

Aishah says the pipe replacement is long overdue.Aishah says the pipe replacement is long overdue.

She felt that it,was long overdue to address the burst pipe issue that affected the Kampung Raja Uda and Telok Gadong areas.

Resident, Hafizi Zafferi, 30, said it was good to have new water pipes to minimise water disruptions.

Bakery owner, Haliza Mohamad, 50, hoped to have better quality water without rust sediments as well as an end to disruption due to burst pipes.

Air Selangor acting chief executive officer Abas Abdullah told StarMetro that the new pipes would increase efficiency of the water supply.

“Our initiative is to guarantee clean and safe treated water supply for consumers which, in turn, can reduce the non- revenue water rate in the Klang district.”

The replacement of ageing pipes in the area began in August 2022 and is scheduled to be completed by December.

Abas said Air Selangor was laying new pipes that span 6.2km, and this was aimed at improving the water distribution to about 20,000 homes in areas such as Kampung Raja Uda, Telok Pulai, Telok Gadong and parts of Port Klang.

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