Equipment replacement work at Selangor water treatment plant completed

Youths collecting drinking water from the side of a hill in the Klang Valley. Others have been visiting friends and relatives staying in areas not affected by the water cut.

PETALING JAYA: The scheduled equipment replacement works at the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant (SSP2) were completed at 11pm today, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), a member of Air Selangor Group, confirmed today.

This work had disrupted water supply to four million consumers in the Klang Valley since 9am today. Full restoration is expected to take another three days or a total of 86 hours.

In a statement tonight, Syabas said the plant will be activated and the process of distributing treated water supply to the main reservoirs and the main distribution system will be carried out before water is distributed to customers. This process is expected to take 24 hours.

The supply recovery will vary from one area to another, depending on the geographical location and altitude of customers’ premises.

It urged consumers to get the latest updates on the water supply status at, Facebook “Air Selangor”, Twitter @air_selangor and the Air Selangor smartphone application.

For relief water supply assistance, consumers can send SMS Tanker <Name><Address> to 15300 or WhatsApp to: 019-281 6793 or 019-280 0919.

The water cut has affected up to 620,835 Syabas account holders in 577 areas of Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.