Water disruption in Selangor, again?

FROM pollution to alleged sabotage, residents in Selangor have had enough. From keeping our buckets full to waiting for the next water cut notice, we want answers.

Speaking to FocusM, Klang MP Charles Santiago said that we have to accept that pipelines in Selangor are old, and there is a need for change but this is a costly affair.

“Part of the problem is that we have to understand that we are living with old pipelines – hence, there are consequences,” he pointed out. “To change the pipeline system would involve money, but we need to look at long term solutions.”

Realistically he said, there are modern technologies which can predict the life span and durability of our pipes, but it will not come cheap.

Right now, it would take any errant contractor to hit a pipe while constructing a building. Hence, another water cut.

In a statement today, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) informed that the repair work for the burst main pipe at Bulatan Persiaran Tengku Ampuan, Section 15 in Shah Alam was being implemented with repair work having reached 54% completion rate as at 3pm.

The incident has caused an unscheduled water disruption affecting 58 areas in the Klang/Shah Alam region and 72 areas in the Petaling region.

Meanwhile, the repair work is estimated to be fully completed tonight with water supply to be restored to consumers’ premises upon completion of the repair work.

However, the water supply recovery period for consumers will be different from one area to another depending on the location and distance of the consumers’ premises.

In the meantime, keep those buckets full. – Dec 29, 2020

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