Restoration of water supply in seven affected areas due to unscheduled water supply disruption in Selangor reached 86 per cent as at 6am today. -- STR/FAIZ ANUAR

SHAH ALAM: Restoration of water supply in seven affected areas due to unscheduled water supply disruption in Selangor reached 86 per cent as at 6am today.

Head of Customer Relations Department Water Management Sdn Bhd Abdul Raof Ahmad said the total number of registered clients’ accounts affected in the areas were 1,191,942, with water supply in Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor areas fully restored.

"Water supply in other areas such as Kuala Lumpur has been restored 98 per cent and is expected to be fully restored at 12 pm Tuesday July 23, while the supply restoration rate in Gombak is 94 per cent and is expected to be fully restored at 12 pm tomorrow.

"For the Petaling and Klang/Shah Alam areas, it’s at 90 per cent and 76 per cent respectively, and is expected to be fully restored by Wednesday, July 24 at 12 noon.

"Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the Kuala Langat area is still at zero per cent, and is expected to recover fully on Wednesday," he said in a statement today.

Abdul Raof added that water tankers were still being mobilised to areas that had not yet fully recovered.

"Users can visit the website www.syabas.com.my, Air Selangor mobile app, Facebook Air Selangor and Twitter @air_selangor for the latest information or updates, or contact 15300 or Whatsapp to 019-281 6793 / 019-280 0919 for assistance.

"Thank you for the cooperation given during this unscheduled interruption period," he added.

The unscheduled water supply disruption occurred due to odour pollution at Sungai Selangor on Friday, which forced the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 (SSP1), SSP2 and SSP3 and in Rantau Panjang to be shut down.

Yesterday, it was reported that the Selangor Water Quality Unit in collaboration with the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) and the Hulu Selangor District Council (MDHS) conducted an investigation to identify the source of pollution and results revealed that the high level of odour came from Sungai Liam in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor. – Bernama