Air Selangor: Water supply restored in 87% of affected areas

PETALING JAYA: Water supply has been restored in 1,110 areas or 87% of the 1,279 areas affected by the recent unscheduled water disruption, says Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor).

As of 3pm Thursday (Nov 12), only 169 areas are still affected by the water cut with supply returning in stages.

Air Selangor, in a statement, said it estimated that all areas will get their supply by 3pm Friday (Nov 13).

This is following the suspension of Sungai Selangor Phases 1,2, 3 and Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plants (LRA) due to pollution on Tuesday (Nov 10), affecting more than 1.1 million households in the Klang Valley.

All four water treatment plants had resumed operations at 6am Wednesday (Nov 11) and water was channelled in two stages.

As of 3pm, water supply restoration is at 65% in Gombak while 70% of the users in Klang and Shah Alam have regained water supply.

More than 80% of the users in Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor districts also had their water supply restored.

Air Selangor said that the water supply channelled to users had undergone the water quality test and adhered to the standards set by the Health Ministry.

"Air Selangor understands the disappointment faced by users who are preparing for the Deepavali celebration this Saturday.

"This disappointment does not only reflect the recent water disruption but also Air Selangor workers who are celebrating Deepavali and had to work around the clock to restore water supply to the Klang Valley folks.

"We would like to thank the people for all the support and cooperation given to the Air Selangor employees throughout the restoration of water supply," it said.

Selangor environment, green technology, science, technology and innovation and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian had on Wednesday said the odour pollution at Sungai Selangor was caused by illegal dumping of effluent into an IWK manhole.

He also suspected that the pollution was an act of sabotage by irresponsible parties.

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