PETALING JAYA: Around 3,892,641 water users in the Klang Valley will be affected by a scheduled water disruption on Dec 19.
In a statement on Thursday, National Water Services Commission (SPAN) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Ridhuan Ismail said that the disruption would be due to maintenance works carried out by Tenaga Nasional Berhad to install a protective arc system being installed at the main entrance of the Bukit Badong substation in Hulu Selangor on Dec 19.
The disruption due to the work is expected to last for 16 hours, from 8am till midnight.
Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be affected, as the disruption will affect the three main water treatment facilities that supplies water to 60 percent of users in the Klang Valley.
The affected water treatment plants are the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant (LRA) Sungai Selangor Phase 1 (SSP1); LRA SSP2 and the LRA SSP3.
“At this time the three plants mentioned supply as much as 2,800mil litres of water a day,” said Mohd Ridhuan.
He added that 707,759 accounts or 3,892,641 users in 814 locations would be affected.
According to SPAN the maintenance work by TNB is done once every three years to prevent any malfunction or unscheduled electrical disruption at the plants.
“The water supply is expected to be restored in stages after the system maintenance work on the electricity supply has been completed and the water treatment plants are operational once again,” he said.
Mohd Ridhuan also urged users to store enough water in preparation for the temporary disruption.