By Zareef Muzammil
KUALA SELANGOR, Oct 14 — The replacement valve pipes at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant (SSP1 WTP) will be able to last up to 27 years, once the upgrading and maintenance works at the plant is completed.
Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the new equipment’s durability takes into account the modern technology being used today.
“Of course with the development of (new) technology, it can last longer. I don’t want to make an early prediction but this replacement has a minimum lifespan of 25 to 27 years.
“However, inspections and monitoring must be carried out during this period to prevent any unwarranted incidents,” he said after inspecting works at the SSP1 WTP here last night.
Meanwhile on Twitter Amirudin said the plant’s upgrading and maintenance work involved replacing obsolete valve pipes which were first used around 1994.
“It is already 27 years old and needs to be replaced. The main reason for these works to be carried out is for the future convenience of the people,” he tweeted.
Yesterday Air Selangor started work on the upgrading and maintenance of critical assets at the plant that was approved by the National Water Services Commission (Span).
Affected residents in Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor regions were notified early to store adequate water supply.
Consumers in the 998 affected areas can get live updates on water supply restoration of their respective areas at hentitugas.airselangor.com.
During the disruption period from October 13 to 16, Air Selangor has prepared 18 public water taps and mobilised 105 water tankers for crucial premises including hospitals, dialysis centres, and funeral homes.
A complete list of the affected areas, public water taps and local water filling stations can be found at hentitugas.airselangor.com.