Selangor, Kuala Lumpur endure 10th water supply disruption 

File photo of water flowing out of a tap. Photo: Kaboompics.com
File photo of water flowing out of a tap. Photo: Kaboompics.com

Water supply to most of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor was cut for the tenth time this year as part of maintenance work by provider Air Selangor.

Those who have been affected since 9am today can expect water supply to resume from tomorrow, after maintenance work at the Selangor River Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant complete by 11pm. They include fixing broken pipes, cleaning up contaminated water, recovering raw water supply, and addressing other unspecified disruptions to the plant itself. 

“Water supply will be distributed in stages starting from 5:00 pm, 14 October 2021,” the water supplier said in a statement today.

Nearly a thousand areas, including shopping malls, schools, hotels, and hospitals, have been affected by the scheduled maintenance, which was announced on Oct. 1. A total of 105 water tankers are being deployed to needy places such as vaccination centers, dialysis centers, hospitals, and funeral centers. 

Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are notorious for their rampant water supply disruptions, which have previously caused public uproar for not giving residents a heads up. Malaysians were given two weeks’ advance notice for the current one, allowing people more time to prepare.

Water collected in bottles, flasks, and a blender in preparation for the water cut. Photo: Coconuts

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