Minister expects water supply in Klang to be restored tomorrow


Modified 9 May 2019, 8:10 am

The unscheduled water disruption in Klang following three main pipes bursting near the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway (WCE) project construction site is expected to be progressively resolved from tomorrow.

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar said that the Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) contractor is working around the clock to carry out pipe repair works, which is 35 percent complete as of yesterday.

Xavier said the contractor must be given time to repair the three main pipes, measuring 1,400mm, 900mm and 600mm respectively, which burst on Sunday.

“I urge Klang residents to be patient because this water problem was unforeseen.

“The contractor is working around the clock to ensure water supply is restored,” he said in a press conference held after the declaration ceremony of the corruption-free pledge at his ministry today. 

Also present was MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull.

Xavier said the ministry had instructed the National Water Services Commission (Span) to investigate the burst pipe incident.

Almost 90 areas in the Klang district were hit by an unscheduled water disruption since Sunday after three main pipes in the expressway project site burst.

- Bernama

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