“Out of the 1,292 areas affected by the unscheduled disruption, only 715 areas or 55% have seen water resume gradually to their taps.
"Water treatment operations at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1,2, 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants will channel water into the main pipes to supply the 577 areas through a gradual process, ” said Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Suhaimi Kamaralzaman.
The water treatment plants were forced to shut down due to water contamination at Sungai Selangor, causing unscheduled water cuts to 1,196,457 accounts in the state.
The contamination was detected at around 2am on Monday (Oct 19).
On Tuesday (Oct 20) at 4pm, Suhaimi said water had restored in 214 areas in Petaling, Klang (14), Gombak (142), Kuala Lumpur (72), Hulu Selangor (15) and Kuala Selangor (258).
He added that water tankers had been mobilised to critical premises such as hospitals and affected dialysis centres.
“People can get water from 21 public taps and 34 static tanks at 17 local service centres made available for consumers affected by the water cut, ” he said.
Meanwhile, Selangor housing, urban well-being and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail gave out two 5l bottles of water to each household at Pangsapuri Rimba Jaya in Shah Alam.
Air Selangor will give updates on the water supply restoration from time to time through all its official communication channels — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, its smartphone application and the Air Selangor website at www.airselangor.com.