Klang Valley residents received water supply sooner than expected after having braced themselves for four days of dry taps.
Water supply has been restored to 93% of the areas affected by the scheduled water cut due to upgrading works at the Phase 2 Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant (LRA SSP2).
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said three areas – Gombak, Kuala Selangor and Kuala Langat – have achieved 100% restoration while Kuala Lumpur has an 89% rate, Petaling (98%) and Klang/Shah Alam (91%).
“All areas listed and scheduled to have their supply fully restored by 11am today have had their taps running since 6am,” said Abdul Raof Ahmad, Syabas head of Management Communication and Customer Relations Department.
“Water tankers have been mobilised to areas still without water supply and all necessary actions have been taken to stabilise the pressure and restoration, especially in areas and premises located on high ground and those at the end of the distribution system,” he said in a statement on Friday (April 26).
The shutdown of LRA SSP2 on Wednesday (April 24) was expected to disrupt water supply for up to 86 hours, affecting 620,835 accounts or 4,143,465 users in 577 areas in Shah Alam, Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Gombak, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.