Published: Tuesday October 16, 2012 MYT 9:59:00 PM
Burst pipe causes water disruption in Klang and Kuala Langat
SHAH ALAM: Residents in several areas in Klang and Kuala Langat near here were experiencing an unscheduled water supply disruption on Tuesday after a pipe of up to 1,300mm in diameter burst at a location Lam Bee and Lipat Kajang.
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Department assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said the incident was detected at midnight Monday and immediate action was taken to turn off the water supply valve at 1am.
"Following the incident, it is estimated that part of the 113,345 households in Klang and Kuala Langat are experiencing unscheduled water supply disruption, especially those living in high areas," she said in a statement here Tuesday.
In Klang, the areas affected are Bukit Tinggi 1, Bukit Tinggi 2, Bandar Parklands, Bandar Botanik, Ambang Botanik, Jalan Batu Unjur, Jalan Kim Chuan, Taman Bayu Perdana, Bandar Puteri, Industri Megahub, Taman Kota Permai, Pendamar Indah, Taman Andalas, Taman Sentosa, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Raja Nong, Jalan Uganda, Jalan Penghulu Abu Bakar, Taman Petaling, Taman Selatan, Taman Chi Liung, Taman Palm Grove, Teluk Gedung Indah A and Kampung Pendamar.
Also affected are Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Tengku Badar, Jalan Kastam, Pandamaran, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Teluk Gedung Besa, Sobena Jaya, Kampung Delek, Sungai Bertik, Sungai Udang, Jalan Istana, Jalan Limau, Jalan Raja Jumaat, Jalan Langat, Kampung Lombong, Kampung Batu 7, Jalan Kebun, Kampung Johan Setia, Jalan Johan Setia, Berjaya Park, Pulau Indah Fasa 1, Pulau Indah Fasa 2, Kampung Pulau Indah, Armada Putera, West Port, Kampung Telok Gong, Pulau Ketam, Banting, Taman Eng Ann, Berkeley and Bandar Baru Klang.
In Kuala Langat, the affected areas are Telok Panglima Garang and Sijangkang.
Priscilla said at press time, Syabas contractors were still in the midst of repairing the pipe.
"We expect the repair works to be completed by midnight Tuesday and that the water supply to the affected areas will be restored in stages over the next two days," she said.
She also said that Syabas had deployed six water tanker lorries to supply clean water to the consumers in the affected areas.
Consumers are also advised to use water wisely and to contact Syabas' customer service centre at its toll free line 1-800-88-5252 for more information, she added. - Bernama