By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Aug 10 — Most residents in Rawang are prepared to face water cuts due to the asset upgrading and maintenance works at the Sungai Rasa water treatment plant.
Its state assemblyman Chua Wei Kiat said no complaints pertaining to the matter were received, as the residents understand there is a need to carry out the works to prevent more serious water disruptions in the future.
Furthermore, Chua said the move taken by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) is timely, as the plant’s assets have been used for over two decades.
“The residents were already informed of the disruption (via Facebook) a few days before the works began, and we have requested them to store water for daily use. However, some of them did not manage to do so in time.
“But there is no need to worry as Air Selangor has mobilised water tankers to the affected areas,” he said, adding that nearly 70 per cent or 50,000 residents in Rawang were affected by the scheduled water disruption.
Previously, Air Selangor said the water supply has been fully restored to six areas in Hulu Selangor by 10am today, following the completion of the upgrading works.
The areas include Perkampungan Darul Atiq, Kampung Melayu Rasa Tambahan, Desa Rening Jaya, Industri Ulu Yam Perabot, Taman Widuri and Taman Kesumba.
The water supply is expected to be fully restored in all 188 affected areas in Hulu Selangor by 8am tomorrow.