Klang Valley water supply to be restored in stages, latest by Saturday (July 27) after diesel pollution


PETALING JAYA:  Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) says that 1,191,942 accounts in 1,222 areas will receive their water supply in stages after four water treatment plants resumed operations.

Syabas, a member of Air Selangor Group, announced that Sungai Selangor Phases 1, 2 and 3, and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants resumed operations at 3.30am Monday (July 22).

They were shut down on Sunday (July 21) following diesel pollution in Sungai Selangor.

"The process of raising reservoir level and stabilising pressure in the main distribution systems is ongoing and we are targeting supply restoration by stages beginning 6am tomorrow (Tuesday, July 23)," said Air Selangor Customer Relationship and Communication Department head Abdul Raof Ahmad in a statement on Monday.

“Based on monitoring up to 6pm, 16% of registered customer accounts receiving direct water supply have recovered," he added.

Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor will have water supply restored by 6pm on Wednesday (July 24); Gombak by 6pm on Thursday (July 25); Kuala Lumpur, Klang and Shah Alam by 6pm on Friday (July 26); Kuala Langat and Petaling by 9am on Saturday (July 27).

Ninety-seven tanker lorries and 34 jumbo tankers will be mobilised to provide water supply to customers. 

Sixteen local service centres (LSCs) will operate 24 hours and 17 public water taps will be available for affected customers. 

Abdul Raof urged users to get the latest information and status via the Air Selangor mobile app, the www.syabas.com.my website, Facebook "Air Selangor" and Twitter @air_selangor.

On Sunday, the Rantau Panjang plant was shut down at around 6pm, while the three phases of SSP were shut down between 8pm and 8.15pm.

The shutdown came just two days after an odour pollution forced more than a million consumers to experience an abrupt water cut.

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