By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, Oct 14 — The duration of the water supply restoration to affected areas following critical assets’ upgrading works at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant will depend on four main factors.
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said these include water pressure aspects from the distribution system, landform, piping alignment distance, as well as the location of the consumer’s premises.
In a brief video uploaded on its official Twitter account, the water management company described the restoration process, which involves the water sourced from the river, sent to the water treatment plant, and then to the balance pool.
This is continued at the terminal pool, then to the pumping house and to the tower tank, before finally being distributed to the consumers.
Air Selangor also advised the consumer to use water prudently in order to ensure the restoration process proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Earlier on, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said he expects the water supply will begin restoration in stages starting at 5pm today.
In the days leading up to the scheduled water disruption, 998 areas in the Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor districts were advised to store sufficient water supply at home and at work.
Air Selangor has also provided 18 public water taps and mobilised 105 water tankers to critical premises such as hospitals, dialysis centres and funerals, from October 13 to 16.
Further information on the affected areas, public water taps and water-filling stations can be found at http://hentitugas.airselangor.com.