Low water levels at treatment plants in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur has resulted in water disruptions affecting over 700,000 households in the Klang Valley.
According to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), areas such as Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam and Hulu Langat districts will face water cuts and low water pressure for an indefinite period of time.
Certain areas in Hulu Langat and Kuala Lumpur have already started experiencing water shortages and low pressure since early this month, on the 17th. On the 24th of June, areas in Klang and Shah Alam experienced water outages and low pressure because of a temporary closure of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1, due to an interruption of electricity supply, which resulted in the reduction of treated water from the plant. Since the 25th of June, areas in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur and Petaling experienced water outages and low pressure due to the reduced treated water production from Sungai Selangor Phase 3.
According to Syabas, the water cut is inevitable because there are no alternative water sources that could be channelled to the affected areas. They also said that it is likely that that water issue will continue much longer, and advised consumers to use water wisely.
Water Lorries and static tanks will be deployed during emergencies. Resources are limited so priority will be given to places such as hospitals and dialysis centres.
If you need more information, call the Syabas hotline at 1 800 88 5252.
Below is a list of areas affected. Images taken from The Star Online.
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