People in Klang Valley live in a strange place. Despite all the advancement we have in this most developed region in the nation, we still face water disruption once or twice a year.
According to Malay Mail, more than four million Malaysians will face another round of water disruption. This time it will last up to four days starting from April 24 (Wed) as Selangor River Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant is working on some upgrades.
The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) said today (Apr 23) that there are more than 4.14 million residents will suffer from the water disruption in 577 areas. These areas include Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.
SPAN stated that Pengurussan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) was shutting down its plant for an urgent energy supply upgrade. This is to prevent future water disruptions from power failure.
The work will take place from 9am to 11pm tomorrow (Apr 24).
“The plant’s shutdown will disrupt water supply for up to 86 hours depending on the location of the consumer,” said SPAN chairman Charles Santiago in a statement.
SPAN added Air Selangor will take steps to reduce the effect of the water rationing on residents like providing water tankers, static tanks, public taps, water refilling stations. SPAN will also give out bottled water.
Moreover, the company will ensure that water supplies will be available to critical services like hospitals and dialysis centres.
SPAN said Air Selangor will update the status of the water supply when it returns to its normal state after the upgrade.
“Air Selangor expects about 50 per cent of the affected areas will start receiving piped water supply again in 24 hours,” said SPAN. They advise the affected Malaysians to store water during the rationing and also avoid wasting water.
Here is the full detail of the affected areas, or you can view and download Syabas statement here.
Another round of upgrade, another water disruptions.
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