Syabas: Taps running again for 84% of account holders

PETALING JAYA: Water supply has been restored to 84% of 1.2 million account holders as at noon on Tuesday (July 23).

The shutting down of four water treatment plants following diesel contaminants found at a raw water source on Sunday (July 21) had disrupted water supply to seven zones in Selangor and the Klang Valley.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said as at noon, supply had been restored to 99% of its customers in Hulu Selangor, followed by Gombak (98%), Kuala Selangor (95%), Kuala Lumpur (83%), Klang and Shah Alam (78%), Petaling (85%) and Kuala Langat (53%).

Air Selangor Customer Relations and Communication Department head Abdul Raof Ahmad appealed to customers not to waste water.

Syabas, a member of Air Selangor Group, had to shut down operations at Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2 and 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants last week due to odour pollution, and again on Sunday due to diesel pollution at a raw water source.

Affected customers could source water supply at designated public taps and at one-stop service centres that are in operation round-the-clock.

Water supply is expected to be fully restored by Saturday (July 27).


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