Water cuts in Klang Valley next week? It actually starts today

Both temporary shutdowns will affect several areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Both temporary shutdowns will affect several areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — Klang Valley residents will be hit by yet another water disruption today as Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) announced the temporary closure of Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant due to odour pollution.

This is the latest episode of water woe to hit the Klang Valley after Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) — the parent company of Syabas — had, earlier this week, announced that it will shut the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant from July 23 to July 26 for much-needed improvement works.

Both temporary shutdowns will affect several areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.

The temporary shutdown of the water treatment plant today will affect 1,133 areas involving 1,166,842 customer within the Klang Valley, while next week’s scheduled water disruption is expected to hit over 700,000 accounts or three million consumers.

A spokesperson from Syabas said it was unclear how long this latest unscheduled water cut will last, with more updates available only later tonight.

Members of the public may obtain the latest information and status updates through the company’s website at www.syabas.com.my, Air Selangor smartphone application, or via Facebook and Twitter.

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