Published: Wednesday January 2, 2013 MYT 9:40:00 PM
Syabas expects water supply to resume in a week
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) expect water supply that affected more than half a million people in 90 areas around the city, will resume fully within a week.
Syabas Chief Executive Officer Datuk Ruslan Hassan said the breakdown in two pump houses in Wangsa Maju and Pudu Hulu Baru would be addressed soon but the water distribution process to affected areas would take a week.
"The water distribution process to affected areas after the repair works are carried out will take at least a weak...some times we need to refill the pipes and empty pools," he told a media conference, here on Wednesday.
Ruslan said 40 Syabas water tankers were provided in addition to rented water tankers from the City Hall (DBKL) and private sector, to deliver water to the public.
"I have also met the Selangor government and they have also agreed to send seven water tankers (to provide water supply)," he said.
Syabas has also located 110 static tanks in strategic locations in the vicinity of the affected areas to facilitate the public to obtaining water supply, he added.
Commenting on the breakdown at the pump houses, Ruslan said the damage at the Wangsa Maju pump house occurred on Dec 29, followed by the second breakdown which was detected at 3.15pm on Tuesday.
The water problem worsened when the Pudu Hulu Baru pump house experienced a breakdown on its main switchboard at 1.30pm on Tuesday, believed to be after maintenance work at an electrical substation near Tenaga Nasional Berhad.
Among areas affected are Datuk Keramat City Hall Flat, Jalan Semarak, Kampung Pandan Dalam, Taman Shamelin, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Desa Pandan, Taman Tenaga, Taman Miharja and Jalan Ampang Hilir.
Taman Muda, Taman Seraya, Taman Bukit Permai, Taman Melur, Taman Teratai, Taman Mega Jaya, Taman Saga and Kampung Cheras Baru.
Kampung Kemensah, Kampung Baru Ampang, Taman Datuk Ahmad Razali, Bukit Indah, Taman Rasmi Jaya, Taman Watan, Wangsa Melawati, Taman Bukit Ampang, Taman Ampang Mewah, Ukay Heights and Beverly Heights. - Bernama