Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 5:35:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 7:31:32 PM
Syabas: Water disruption 95 percent restored after bypass works
KUALA LUMPUR: The water supply disruption around Kuala Lumpur is now 95 percent restored, earlier than initially scheduled, following bypass works by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas).
Syabas Technical Development executive director V. Subramaniam said the areas still without water were Taman Shamelin and Bandar Sri Permaisuri, as well as hilltop areas. These would resume the latest by tomorrow morning.
"The bypass need not have been done if the Langat 2 project had been implemented according to schedule or the Selangor government had agreed to build an additional pump house in March last year," he said.
Almost half a million consumers in 90 areas including Jalan Semarak, Kampung Pandan, Kampung Baru Ampang, Taman Hillview, Ampang Saujana, Bandar Baru Ampang, Desa Setapak and Wangsa Melawati experienced water supply disruption since Dec 29, last year.
Meanwhile, Subramaniam said supply to the Gombak area was completely restored since Monday evening.
"While waiting for the construction of the additional pump house by the Selangor government, Syabas suggests the Wangsa Maju pump house be upgraded.
"We also hope the state government will treat this shortage seriously and help increase treated water capacity," he added. - Bernama
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