Water supply in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur 77 percent restored


Modified 23 Jul 2019, 2:49 am

Water supply to 77 percent of the areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, which was disrupted due to diesel pollution in Sungai Selangor, has been restored as of 6am today.

Air Selangor communications and consumer relations department head Abdul Raof Ahmad said water supply to the affected areas in Gombak and Kuala Selangor have been restored 94 and 90 percent.

“Supply in Kuala Lumpur affected areas have been restored 82 percent, Klang/Shah Alam (75 percent), Petaling (70 percent), Hulu Selangor (47 percent), and Kuala Langat (39 percent).

“The restoration process is being carried out and the target for total restoration of water supply to all the affected areas is 9am on Saturday,” he said in a statement here today.

Raof added that water tankers have been deployed, while the 24-hour one-stop service centres have been activated to provide assistance to consumers in the affected areas.

At the same time, consumers in these areas can also get water supply from public taps.

Raof said members of the public can get the latest information on the water supply disruption through the Air Selangor mobile app, its website, Facebook page, or its Twitter feed.

Last Friday, 1,191,942 customer accounts in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat were affected by unscheduled water disruption after diesel pollution was detected in Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant and the Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plant.

- Bernama