Klang Valley To See Another Round Of Water Cuts Right After Burst Pipe Issue Was Fixed

Air Selangor announced that 1,292 areas are affected.

Cover image via The Straits Times & Shafwan Zaidon/Malay Mail

Air Selangor just announced that some areas in Klang Valley will face unscheduled water disruption starting today, 19 October

The districts affected include Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak, and Kuala Langat.

In total, 1,292 areas will see sudden water cuts. The full list of areas affected can be found on the Air Selangor website.

This is due to the shutting down of four water treatment plants as pollution had been detected in the Selangor River

According to the statement by Air Selangor, the Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plant and Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plants Phase 1, 2, and 3 were shut down at 2am today.

It was only last night when Air Selangor announced that water supply in certain areas had been recovered following a burst pipe issue

Around 9am on 18 October, the company announced that the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 saw a pipe burst which led to a partial halt in operations.

However, around 9.52pm, 63% of water supply in Petaling, Gombak, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, and Hulu Selangor had been recovered.

Today, Air Selangor explained that they will not be able to restore water supply in the affected areas as initially scheduled

They wrote, "Air Selangor would like to inform that as of 2am, the incident regarding the partial halt in operations the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 had reached 80% recovery. However, since the pollution incident involves the same water treatment plant, the restoration of this area cannot be carried out according to the schedule that was announced on 18 October."

The company also assured that they have mobilised water tankers to affected areas, with priority given to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres.

Users who require water supply for emergencies may contact Air Selangor by phone at 15300.

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