KUALA SELANGOR: Water supply in various parts of the Klang Valley is expected to be fully restored by the weekend, following the ongoing repair works at the SSP3 water treatment plant.
Selangor Infrastructure and Public Facilities Committee chairman Zaidy Abdul Talib said the repair works for the “surge vessel system” that burst on Tuesday evening were expected to be completed by 6pm today.
“The water supply will be restored in stages after the repair works are completed,” he told reporters at the SSP3 water treatment plant in Bukit Badong yesterday.
The water supply in the Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak and Kuala Lumpur districts is expected to be fully restored by 6pm on Sunday, while the water supply in Kuala Langat and Hulu Selangor is expected to be fully restored at 6am on Saturday.
Zaidy said to help the affected users, Air Selangor had activated nine local service centres and increased the number of water tanker lorries to 96 and Jumbo water tanker lorries to 11.
He added that the cause of the burst surge vessel system was being investigated.
According to Zaidy, the surge vessel system burst while a broken valve of one of the pumps was being fixed.
He added that five 1,100mm-sized pipes were found to be faulty.
Four staff members of Syarikat Pengeluar Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash) and one Air Selangor worker suffered injuries.
Zaidy said checks by the National Water Services Commission (Span) on Feb 5 showed that four pumps at the water treatment plant were in need of repairs.
Plant manager Azman Abdul Aziz said the maintenance work for the pumps took some time to start due to issues involving budget and inadequate manpower.
In a statement yesterday, the Selangor Mentri Besar’s office strategic communications director Yin Shao Loong hoped the public would be patient as Selangor’s water service recovered from the unforeseen accident.
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