KLANG VALLEY – Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has announced the implementation of major maintenance works for several vital assets to provide consumers with continuous water supply services in the future.
It will be separated into two phases: the first affecting 30 areas in the Petaling, Klang, and Shah Alam regions for 30 hours, whereas the second will affect 58 areas in the Gombak and Kuala Lumpur regions for 68 hours.
This is what Phase 1 will encapsulate:
“The transfer and connection work for new pipes near the Carlsberg factory at Persiaran Selangor Seksyen 15, Shah Alam, which will cause a scheduled water supply disruption for 48 hours.“
Five regions in Petaling, 14 regions in Klang, and 11 regions in Shah Alam will be impacted by Phase 1 from 9 am to 9 pm every day from March 30 to April 1 (tentatively). It was supposed to be carried out on January 12 but was postponed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
Here a list of the areas affected under Phase 1:
As for Phase 2:
“The valve replacement works in the raw water pipeline from the Klang Gates Dam will cause a temporary shutdown at the Bukit Nanas and Wangsa Maju Water Treatment Plants, resulting in a scheduled water supply disruption for 68 hours.“
46 regions in Kuala Lumpur and 12 regions in Gombak will experience water cuts from 9 am to 9 pm starting April 6. The water supply is expected to be restored at 5 am on April 9.
“The duration and recovery of water supply disruption in the affected areas will vary depending on the quantity of water supply, the distance of the consumers’ premises, and water pressure levels at the distribution system.”
By making the announcement early, Air Selangor hopes to reduce the effect of the water disruption by giving consumers more time to prepare and store adequate water throughout the disruption period.
Air Selangor also stated that they are still waiting for Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN) to give the green light to carry out maintenance works at several water treatment plants, namely the Cheras Batu 11 Water Treatment Plant (June 15), Sungai Langat Water Treatment Plant (July 6), and Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant (October 5). Once confirmed, Air Selangor will provide a detailed updated list of affected areas and the water supply recovery schedule.
Many netizens were impressed by Air Selangor’s early announcement and expressed their appreciation over it.
Some, however, remained disgruntled over Air Selangor’s inefficiency and long record of constant water disruptions.
Don’t wait any longer! Grab your buckets and pails and store water right now!
Editor: Raymond Chen
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh