No water supply yet in affected areas in Kuala Lumpur, city centre


By CY LEE

PETALING JAYA: None of the areas in Kuala Lumpur affected by the most recent water disruption have got their supply restored, although water treatment plants at Sungai Selangor Phase 1,2, 3 and Rantau Panjang are operating at full capacity.

In total, 81 areas in Kuala Lumpur including Bukit Tunku and Damansara Heights along with areas the city centre have yet to get water following the unscheduled disruption since 2am on Monday (Oct 19).

However, water supply to a total of 460 areas or 36% of the total 1,292 areas affected has been fully restored as of 12pm today (Oct 20), according to Air Selangor.

So far, 38% of the affected areas in the Petaling district; 7% of affected areas in Klang; 42% in Gombak; 88% in Hulu Selangor and 77% of affected areas in Kuala Selangor have been restored.

Air Selangor, in an earlier statement, said that 594 areas are expected to fully recover by 8am Wednesday from the disruption caused by pollution at Sungai Selangor which has affected 1,196,457 Air Selangor accounts.

A total of 121 water tankers have been mobilised to critically affected areas like hospitals and dialysis centres with an additional 34 static water tanks, 17 local service centres (Pusat Khidmat Setempat) and 21 public pipes also available for those affected by the water cut.

Households that need an immediate water supply for emergency purposes, such as in the case of performing funeral rites, can contact 15300.

Locations of public pipes and local service centres can be found here.

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