A four-day operation to upgrade the Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant (SSP3 WTP) will see water supply disruption in over 420,000 households in the Klang Valley
According to New Straits Times, Air Selangor announced that the water supply will be disrupted from 9am next Tuesday, 14 July to 5pm next Friday, 17 July.
This disruption will involve 290 areas across five districts, which are Petaling, Klang, Gombak, Kuala Langat, and Kuala Lumpur.
Air Selangor director and operations chief Ir Abas Abdullah said the plant shutdown was to replace major pipelines and to improve the whole system
"The plant began operations in 2003 and the last upgrading work was in 2018," he said in a press conference yesterday, 6 July.
"We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the disruption, but the critical asset replacement and improvement works on SSP3 WTP will enable it to operate more efficiently and ensure all equipment is in good working condition."
He added that Air Selangor estimates 80% of the 290 affected areas will have their water supply back by 9am on 17 July, followed by a full recovery by 5pm.
However, timing of the disruption and recovery of water supply would also vary by districts, geographical location, and altitude of a consumer's household.
The operations head advised consumers to make preparations in their homes and premises before the disruption occurs
"Customers are urged to store some water and consume it prudently during this period," he said, as quoted by Malay Mail.
He added that Air Selangor will provide six public water taps and eight local service centres to residential customers who may require water from 16 July to 17 July.
Meanwhile, commercial users will be able to purchase water at two filling stations using their respective water tankers.
"The water will be sold at RM2.28 per cubic metre, and customers can make payments for their purchase at all 10 Air Selangor customer service counters," he said.Additionally, Air Selangor will mobilise 91 water tankers to critical locations such as hospitals and dialysis centres during the upgrading works.
The complete list of affected areas, service centres, water taps, and filling stations can be found on Air Selangor's website, app, and Facebook page.