Xavier: Water rationing in Klang Valley to prevent water cuts during fasting month, Hari Raya

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  • Monday, 22 Apr 2019

BANGI (Bernama): Water rationing is being carried out in the Klang Valley on Wednesday (April 24) to prevent water shortages from arising during the fasting month and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, says Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

The Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister said the ministry had also given an undertaking that the water supply would be restored within 48 hours.

The improvement and repairs to the water pipes had long been planned by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) and the National Water Services Commission (SPAN), he added.

"The improvement work is a huge task and it takes a long time, so that is why we have asked for a 48-hour time frame," he told reporters after presenting the ministry's 2018 Excellent Service Awards here Monday (April 22).

SPAN on Thursday (April 18) announced an 86-hour water supply disruption in Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor following the upgrading of critical electrical system equipment at the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 2 (LRA SSP2) on Wednesday.

The water supply disruptions would involve 620,835 accounts or 4,143,465 users in 577 areas.

Dr Xavier also advised the public to store enough water before the disruption starts.

"We have to reduce the wastage of water, which is the best practice in the long run to ensure there is always adequate water supply," he added. -Bernama

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