SHAH ALAM – Seven major works involving replacement of plant equipment and valves between the ages of 15 and 20 will be carried out at the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 (LRA SSP1), starting 23 July.
Head of Client & Communication Relations Department, Selangor Water Management Sdn Bhd, Abdul Raof Ahmad said it had to replace the equipment that is expected to be damaged at any time.
Hence, he said, Air Selangor plans to implement improvements to avoid serious damages in the future.
“We do not want to end the plant’s long-term task and cause unscheduled water supply disruption to customers,” he said in a statement.
LRA SSP1 started operating in 1993 and the last stop for the work done was in 2012.
Air Selangor took over the operation of the SSP1 LRA after the takeover of the Sungai Selangor Water Producer Company (SPLASH) was finalized in April 2019 and carried out technical audits.
The results of the technical audit report found that a number of important tools need to be replaced and improvements should be made to avoid any unscheduled interruptions that could affect the impact of greater disturbances.
Abdul Raof said a total of 28 overhang will also be undertaken for the replacement and upgrading of the distribution system during the plant’s downtime.
“By implementing this overlap it will also be able to minimize and avoid future disruptions due to the implementation of maintenance work and overhaul in the distribution system,” he stated.
“All the preparation is done neatly and we are committed to ensure that these improvements work well as scheduled as well as to minimize the impact of interruptions on affected customers,” he added.
Previously, it was reported that some areas in the districts of Petaling, Klang / Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor would suffer from scheduled water supply disruption from 23 July to 26 July.
The closure of the water supply to provide the SJ1 LRA improvements will be implemented at 9 am this 23 July.