Published: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 7:20:00 PM
Updated: Thursday January 3, 2013 MYT 7:21:09 PM
Breakdown at Syabas pump houses fixed
KUALA LUMPUR: The breakdown at two pump houses that led to water disruption around the capital since Dec 29 has been fixed, enabling them to resume operation, according to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas).
Syabas corporate affairs and public relations assistant general manager Priscilla Alfred said water supply was expected to resume in stages to all the affected areas in five days.
She said repair works at the Wangsa Maju pump house were completed around 11.45pm Wednesday, while the Pudu Hulu Baru was settled around 5am Thursday.
Both pump houses have resumed operations, but the Wangsa Maju pump house was operating at lower capacity with 170 million litres per day (JLH), compared with the normal capacity of more than 200JLH, she said in a statement here today.
She said to facilitate residents of the affected areas, Syabas had provided 40 water tankers and located 174 static water tanks to the area involved.
"Since yesterday (Wednesday), Syabas had also received assistance from the other water concession companies such as Lembaga Air Perak, which provided four water tankers, while Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad provided two tankers, Syarikat Air Johor , eight tankers and Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan), two tankers," she said. - Bernama