KUALA LUMPUR: Water supply could be restored in parts of Klang, Shah Alam and Gombak as early as tomorrow (July 15), following the temporary shut down of the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant for upgrading works.
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd director and operations head Abas Abdullah however added that full water supply restoration to all areas was expected on July 17.
“Areas and premises located on high ground and those at the end of the distribution system will take longer for supply to be restored, ” he said during a press conference Tuesday (July 14).
He added that upgrading and works to replace critical assets at the water treatment plant was currently at 72% completion.
“We are currently ahead of schedule and hope to have the works completed by 11pm today.
“In the meantime, 93 water tankers have been deployed to 82 critical spots like hospitals and dialysis centres in the affected areas, ” he added.
Abas hoped that those affected would give their cooperation and be patient as water supply is restored over the next few days.
“We also urge people to follow the SOPs such as wearing face masks and social distancing when they are collecting water at the water tankers or service centres, ” he added.
He advised consumers to check whether their areas were affected via Air Selangor’s website or app.
Some 290 areas in Petaling, Klang, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Langat experienced water supply disruption, affecting some 425,000 households.
Starting July 16, eight local service centres will be available for residents who need water.
The centres are Masjid As Saadah, Taman Rekreasi Bandar Parkland, Taman Rakyat, Dewan MBSA Section 27 and Pusat Khidmat Ahli Majlis in Klang/Shah Alam as well as PKS Taman Bukit Kuchai, PKS USJ 4 and PKS PJS in Petaling district.
Six public water taps will also be available in Persiaran Astana and Persiaran Setia Murni in Klang/Shah Alam, SS9A/15, Jalan 51A/227, Jalan Indah 2/2 and Persiaran Wawasan in Petaling district.
Abas added that 82 static tanks will be placed at schools in the affected areas, which are set to resume on Wednesday.
For details, go to www.airselangor.com