Syabas to provide standpipes as 4.2 mil people face water supply disruption

577 areas in the Klang Valley will face water supply disruptions until Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) will provide standpipes at nine locations for consumers who will be affected by the scheduled water supply disruption beginning at 9am tomorrow.

The standpipes will be placed at strategic areas like mosques, schools and business centres, Syabas Customer Relations and Communications Department head Abdul Raof Ahmad said.

Four of them will be placed in the Petaling district, two each in Klang and Kuala Selangor and one in Kuala Lumpur, which will be at the Sungai Besi futsal court, he said in a statement.

The ones in Klang will be placed at the Ar Rahimah Mosque, Sri Andalas (facing the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah General Hospital) and Jalan Persiaran Selangor, Section 16.

In Petaling, they will be placed near SK Desa Tasik, at Taman Medan in PJS 3, at the Sungai Buloh Forestry Department and at the Zone 23 council member’s office at the SS9 public park.

In Kuala Selangor, the two locations are the Alam Jaya Business Centre at Jalan PPAJ 2/8 and Jalan PPAJ 3/8.

Raof said Syabas would also provide special filling stations for water purchase by industrial customers.

“They can purchase water at the Syabas countes. These industries will have to use their own water tankers,” he said.

From tomorrow until Saturday, a total of 577 areas in the Klang Valley will face water supply disruptions due to improvement works to the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 water treatment plant (LRA SSP2).

The water supply disruption in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor affects 620,835 Syabas account holders which translates to some 4.2 million people.