Published: Saturday January 12, 2013 MYT 10:07:00 PM
Updated: Saturday January 12, 2013 MYT 10:08:46 PM
Water disruptions due to inability to meet demand, says Syabas
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite repairs made to the pump at the Wangsa Maju pump station, water disruptions are still occurring at several areas due to its inability to meet demand.
Syabas chief operating officer Datuk Lee Miang Koi said that the disruptions had affected residents in Kuala Lumpur and Gombak after two Wangsa Maju water pump house broke down on Dec 29 last year and Jan 1. However, they were working again since Jan 2.
“It failed again but was working by 3am on Friday, delivering 180 million litres per day. About 97% of supply in Gombak has returned to normal,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
It was reported that the water crisis had affected 90 areas in Gombak and Ampang allegedly due to the Wangsa Maju water pump house operating at excess capacity, affecting nearly 500,000 users.
Lee also said that some consumers facing the disruptions had been receiving backup supply from the Sungai Langat water treatment plant, which was also operating beyond its capacity.
Lee also said that the installation of by-pass pipes at the Wangsa Maju pump house was expected to be completed by Monday.
“The pipes will be able to supply 30 million litres per day of treated water from Kolam Dusun Kubung to some affected areas by Thursday,” he said.