Syabas water today released information saying that they had resumed supply to 40% of the affected customers. But there are still problems with the pressure that these customers are receiving. As part of the press release the company stated:
“As of 10am, August 31, 2013, a few areas of affected consumers have started receiving water supply again despite a low (water) pressure. “In relation to that, it is estimated that the total number of affected consumer accounts has dropped to around 880,000 accounts and is 60 per cent of the total consumer accounts in six districts, that is Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor,” the water supply company said in a press statement today.
Syabas expects full supply to be back within a week. The cause of the disruption is believed to be a diesel spill from an illegal factory into the Sungai Selangor which is the raw water source for four water plants.