Selangor Journal
A trader, Yuslina Mohd Yusof filling up a water container to prepare for the scheduled water cut at Jalan Kebun in Shah Alam, on October 6, 2021. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Over 2,000 Selangor Volunteer members to help affected water consumers

By Norrasyidah Arshad

SHAH ALAM, Oct 13 — Over 2,000 Selangor Volunteer (Serve) members will be mobilised from tomorrow to Saturday (October 16) to aid residents affected by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd’s (Air Selangor) upgrading and maintenance work on critical water assets.

Its chief Ahmad Danish Hairudin said members will go down on ground to distribute over 1,700 bottles of five-litre drinks donated by Air Selangor to residents, especially to disabled persons (OKU) and senior citizens.

“We have identified the distribution location. Tomorrow morning we start in Bukit Subang with state executive councillor for youth and sports Mohd Khairuddin Othman, and Kota Anggerik assemblyman Najwan Halimi.

“The area consists of seven apartment buildings. Its population is large and we provide them with drinking water to reduce their burden,” he told SelangorKini.

Mohd Danish said per the schedule, volunteers will cover nine state constituencies including Lembah Jaya, Port Klang, Bukit Antarabangsa and Seri Setia.

“Volunteers from the state constituencies who are not involved (in the maintenance work) will help in the highly populated areas,” he said.

Last week Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said Selangor is ready to mobilise volunteers throughout the shutdown of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant.

Work began today involving users in 998 areas, including Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor regions.

During this time, 105 water tankers will be moved to the area, apart from 18 public water taps provided from October 14 to 16 for users’ convenience.

A complete list of affected areas, public water taps and local water filling stations can be found at hentitugas.airselangor.com.

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