12 To 24 Hour Scheduled Water Supply Interruption In The Southern Areas Of Penang Island



1 Areas affected for 12 hours  

Areas from Jalan Bukit Gambir to Bayan Lepas

Time/Day/Date 10.00am to 10.00pm, Monday, 21.10.2019
2 Areas affected for 24 hours ·    Persiaran Kelicap (Bayan Lepas)

·    Gertak Sanggul

·    Teluk Kumbar

·    Bukit Penara (Balik Pulau)

Time/Day/Date 10.00am on Monday, 21.10.2019, to

10.00am on Tuesday, 22.10.2019 

Reason Repair works on a burst 900mm MS pipeline at Jalan Bukit Gambir
No. of people affected  

About 200,000

PENANG, Friday (18.10.2019): Works to repair the burst segment of a 900mm mild steel (MS) water pipeline at Jalan Bukit Gambir will be carried out on Monday, 21.10.2019.

This burst segment is located underground at a service road near The Pallazia commercial complex. This pipeline is a major component of the pipeline network that delivers water to consumers in the southern areas of Penang Island. The pipeline had burst on 15.10.2019, causing an overnight unscheduled water supply interruption on 15.10.2019 and 16.10.2019.

Due to rain and the depth of the pipeline location, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) postponed emergency repairs on 16.10.2019 to minimise inconveniences to water consumers.

However, the burst segment must be repaired promptly to normalise water pressure, reduce water loss and re-stabilise the treated water delivery system. Repair works require shutting down three valves to isolate the pipeline:

  • a 900mm valve in front of Ashley Green, Jalan Bukit Gambir;
  • a 900mm valve near The Pallazia; and
  • a 450mm valve at the junction of Jalan Tun Dr. Awang and Jalan Bukit Gambir

Shutting the valves will cause a 12 to 24-hour scheduled water supply interruption in the southern areas of the island. About 200,000 people will be affected by this scheduled water supply interruption.

Consumers in the following areas are hereby advised to store sufficient water for use for 12 hours, from 10.00am to 10.00pm on Monday, 21.10.2019:

1 Jalan Bukit Gambir and

Jalan Tun Dr. Awang

8 Taman Bukit Jambul

(Blocks A to F)

2 Ashley Green 9 Sungai Ara, until Kompleks

Tabung Haji

3 Minden Heights
4 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 10 Relau
11 Sungai Batu
5 Jalan Ketitir 12 Sungai Tiram
6 Jabatan Pendidikan and SMK Bukit Jambul 13 Sungai Binjal
14 Bayan Lepas*
7 Desa Golf Condominiums, Persiaran Bukit Jambul 15 Penang International Airport

*  Bayan Lepas Industrial Areas are NOT Affected.

Please refer to the map in ‘Appendix A’ that shows all the affected areas.

Meanwhile, consumers in the following high ground and end-of-line areas are hereby advised to store sufficient water for use for 24 hours, from 10.00am on Monday, 21.10.2019, to 10.00am on Tuesday, 22.10.2019:

1 Persiaran Kelicap (Bayan Lepas) 3 Teluk Kumbar
4 Bukit Penara

(Balik Pulau)

2 Gertak Sanggul  

Kindly note that this scheduled water supply interruption is related to repair works on a major water pipeline that has burst. These works are necessary, and must be carried out promptly, to ensure continuous good water supply services to the southern areas of Penang Island. PBAPP deeply regrets any inconvenience caused. Please remember to store sufficient water for use.

Thank You.

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