CYBERJAYA (Bernama): No rebates need to be given to consumers affected by scheduled water cuts in the Klang Valley later this month because early notice has been issued on the water supply disruption, says Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor).
Its CEO Suhaimi Kamaralzaman (pic) said the early notice was issued so that consumers could store up sufficient water for use when supply is disrupted during upgrading works at the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant (LRA SSP2) on April 24.
"In order to avoid unscheduled cuts in future, the upgrading works cannot be postponed as the electrical supply system hardware has become critical,” he told a media conference here Friday (April 19).
The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) announced on Thursday (April 18) that water supply will be disrupted for up to 86 hours in 577 areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor because of the upgrading works.
The shutdown of LRA SSP2 will cut off the water supply to 4,143,465 consumers in Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.
Suhaimi said Air Selangor will begin sending 106 water tankers to non-critical areas on April 26 if supply is not restored by then.
"However, for areas with critical facilities such as hospitals and dialysis centres, water (tankers) will be sent on the first day supply is turned off,” he said.
For emergency cases and those needing water supply, contact the hotline number 15300 or WhatsApp 019-2816793/019-2800919.
He said Air Selangor expects almost 50% of premises in the affected areas to have their taps flowing again within 24 hours of the start of upgrading works. - Bernama