Water supply in Klang will be restored from tomorrow: Xavier

09 May 2019 / 14:49 H.

PUTRAJAYA: Water supply in the Klang district is expected to be progressively restored tomorrow.

Three pipe bursts near the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway (WCE) project construction site is believed to be the reason behind the water disruption.

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) contractors who have been working around the clock, have completed 35% of repair works as of yesterday.

He said the contractor must be given time to repair the three main pipes measuring 1400mm, 900mm and 600mm which burst on Sunday.

“I urge Klang residents to be patient because this water problem was unforeseen.

“The contractor is working around the clock to ensure water supply is restored,” he said in a press conference held after the declaration ceremony of the corruption-free pledge (IBR) at his ministry here today. Also present was Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.

He said the ministry had also instructed the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) to investigate the burst pipe incident.

Almost 90 areas in the Klang district was hit by an unscheduled water disruption since Sunday after three main pipes in the expressway project site burst.

Chairman of the Selangor Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Committee Izham Hashim was reported to have said the state government and WCE were working to repair the pipes immediately. — Bernama

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