470,000 households to face water cuts in Selangor, KL next week

Consumers in 290 areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur can expect dry taps between July 14 and 17. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Several areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will face water supply disruptions when the Sungai Selangor phase three water treatment plant is temporarily shut down next week for improvement works.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said the shutdown will affect 472,000 consumers in 290 areas in Petaling Jaya, Klang, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Langat.

Air Selangor director Abas Abdullah said the duration of the disruption will vary in different areas.

He said the improvement works will be carried out on July 14 and water supply is expected to resume in stages from 9am the next day.

The supply is expected to be restored in 48% of the affected areas by 9am on July 16, and 80% by 9am on July 17, before it is fully restored by 5pm the same day.

Abas said Air Selangor will mobilise 91 water tankers to the affected areas from July 16 with priority given to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres.

Eight service centres and six public taps will also be made available for residential customers.

Commercial customers may also buy water from two filling stations using their own tankers, he said.

“The replacement and improvement works will enable the plant to operate more efficiently and ensure that all equipment is in good working condition,” he said.

A list of the affected locations and areas to obtain water may be found on the Air Selangor website.

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