KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 – Water supply which was disrupted at several areas in the Klang Valley due to contamination of raw water in Sungai Selangor is expected to be restored by 8am Monday. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) general manager (corporate communications and public affairs), Priscilla Alfred Dharan said supply for consumers located at the higher end of the distribution system would however, be restored gradually over three days.
“The recovery process cannot be accelerated as there is no alternative source and not much water reserve held in storage. “To ease consumer difficulties, tankers have been mobilised to distribute emergency water supply. “Priority will be given to critical users such as hospitals and dialysis centres. Consumers are urged to make the best possible use of the emergency water supply,” she said in a statement, Sunday.
It was previously reported that several water treatment plants were closed since 8pm Saturday, due to contamination of raw water from Sungai Selangor as a result of hydraulic fluid pollution. Priscilla said the 12-hour closure affected the four treatment plants which supplied about 60 per cent of treated water in the Klang Valley.
She said the closure had resulted in unscheduled outages and low pressure in Gombak, Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.