Water disruption coming

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KUALA LUMPUR: Some 290 areas in Petaling, Klang, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Langat will experience water supply disruption from July 14-17, affecting some 425,000 households.

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According to Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd director and operations head Abas Abdullah, the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant (SSP3 WTP) would be temporarily shut down from 9am on July 14 to replace certain critical assets and conduct upgrading work.

The supply is expected to be resumed fully by 5pm on July 17.

“The plant began operations in 2003 and the last upgrading work was in 2018, ” he said, adding that remedial work would enable the plant to operate more efficiently.

The duration of the disruption will vary throughout the affected areas, depending on the location.

The SSP3 WTP is expected to recommence distribution of water supply from 9am on July 15.

By 9am on July 16, at least 48% of the affected areas will have received water supply and by 9am the next day, the supply recovery rate is expected to have reached 80%.

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Abas advised consumers to check whether their areas were affected via Air Selangor’s website or app.

“We will mobilise 91 water tankers to the affected areas with priority given to critical premises, which include hospitals and dialysis centres.

“Mobilisation to other premises will commence on July 16.

“We urge consumers in the affected areas to store some water prior to the commencement of the scheduled water disruption and consume water prudently during this period, ” he said.

On July 16-17, Air Selangor will make available eight local service centres (PKS) and six public water taps for residential consumers before the resumption of normal supply. Commercial customers can purchase water at two water filling stations using their respective water tankers and make payments at all 10 Air Selangor customer service counters.

The list of affected areas will be available on the website today.

The complete list and locations of the affected areas, PKS, public water taps and water filling stations are also available on Air Selangor’s social media channels, website and Air Selangor app.

For details, visit www.airselangor.com or download the Air Selangor mobile app at Google Play or Apps Store.

-The Star

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