Water cut: More than 3 million to be affected between July 23 and 26

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: More than 758,000 accounts, or an estimated three million users, will be affected by a water supply disruption in seven districts in Selangor, as  well as certain areas in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam from July 23 to 26.

The disruption is to facilitate seven upgrading works at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant (SSP1 WTP).

Air Selangor head of distribution Kelvin Siew said each of these upgrades require a total shutdown of the plant.

"Instead of doing each upgrade individually, we are doing it all at once.

"It includes repairing the leakage at washout 5A, replacement of BSM EM flow meter outlets, sluice valve and butterfly valve.

"An emergency response plan will be activated on July 22 at 100 critical premises in these seven districts, which includes hospitals, dialysis centres and clinics," he said, during a press briefing at Air Selangor headquarters at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (July 16).

Water supply restoration period will vary – some within 12 hour, and others between 24, 36 and 48 hours – depending on the location of the affected areas.

Some of the affected areas are SS2, Aman Suria, PJU 5, 7 and 8 in Petaling district; Meru, Westport Pandamaran and Japar in the Klang and Shah Alam districts; Bukit Kiara, Bukit Melawati, Bukit Damansara and Medan Damansara in the Kuala Lumpur district.   

Users are urged to store water for the scheduled water cut as water tanks and local service centres will only be activated starting July 25 at 8am.

For the latest information on the water disruption, consumers are advised to refer to Air Selangor mobile application or visit their website.

Users can also check if their areas are affected using "Air Selangor" mobile application that can be downloaded in Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Customers can also contact Syabas at its call centre at 15300 or via WhatsApp at 019-280 0919 or 019-281 6793.

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