Thursday, November 15, 2007

MORE PICS – WATER DISRUPTION 1/2M People Affected ¼ PJ District; Broken Pipe - J Gasing, J Templer, J Kelang Lama, Pantai Dalam & Bukit Kerinchi

A service announcement for folks in PJ & surrounding areas, it might be late evening today if thw water will trickle in

UPDATE: 9.30am
Thursday November 15, 2007
Damaged water pipe affects 500,000 consumersPETALING JAYA: A damaged pipe at the Jalan Universiti interchange caused water supply to run low – or dry up – in over 40 housing areas here and Kuala Lumpur, affecting about 500,000 consumers. The 1.8m diameter pipe was damaged by heavy machinery operating under the flyover, where a roundabout once stood. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabs) started repair works late yesterday afternoon and expects to complete the job by around noon today. Areas affected include the southern parts PJ, certain stretches of Old Klang Road, parts of PJ old town and several other sections of the city.

Also affected are the Pantai Dalam, Kampung Kerinchi and Bukit Angkasa in Kuala Lumpur. Among major landmarks affected were the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, the Pantai Medical Centre, the MidValley Mall, Istana Negara and Angkasapuri. A Syabas spokesman said the company had placed about 40 water tankers on standby to meet the needs of affected consumers. PJ Selatan MP Datuk Donald Lim and Kampung Tunku state assemblyman Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou visited the site at around midnight. “At 5pm water was seem gushing out from the ground and Syabas workers rushed to scene and began repairing the damaged pipe,” Lim said. Those needing tanker services are advised to call the Syabas hotline at 1800 88 5252
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ABOVE & BELOW: Working thru the night to replace a length of the ruptured pipe.
The leakage of an underground pipe at the junction of Jalan University & Jalan Sultan Abu Bakar on Wednesday evening is the cause of the water disruption affecting half a Million people or about ¼ of the Petaling District..

ABOVE & BELOW: The mini crater of water formed

Water supplied expected to be restored by Midday Thursday.. Affected areas are Jalan Gasing Jalan Kelang Lama, Jalam Templer , Patai Dalam and Bukei Kerinchi.

ABOVE: A small crater on one side but BELOW: a much extensive one when the water gushed out at the initial stage.

The massive leakage of the pipe of 1.75 m diameter is believed caused contractual works done by some contractors. SYABAS has taken immediate steps to repair the pipe and water supply is likely to be restored by noon Thursday.

According to SYABAS Communication & Public Affairs GM , Abdul Halem Mat Soh (ABOVE) apart from repairing the pipe, efforts have been taken to reduce the water disruption when water is tapped from Bukit Dengkil to boast the supply to the area to reduce the number of people affected. Water pressure in neighboring areas may also be affected.

In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed – the noon restoration time is only an estimate. When a supply is reconnected it might taken sometime for your pressure to build up and you can be assured the water is not that clean. With a standing large filter, you should be OK. So use your tank water for cleaning & bathing. For cooking, used mineral water or the “filtered water” to be safer.

Some useful tips for those staying on higher ground or Hill Slope in a Water cut
Whenever there is a water disruption, those on higher ground will be immediately affected. And if you kook at your water meter, when water is drawn by people on lower grounds, your meter reading should recede backwards let it run until it stops. Then you MUST close the stop valve, otherwise when supply resumes, air trapped in the big supply pipes will be send to your home and they are charging you for this air when you meter starts registering.
This is one way SMIs, restaurants and etc can reduce their monthly bill if they feel they are being overcharged. Get a blower blast air from the meter outlet to the inlet end after loosening both ends and have the necessary connections. This may be a bit technical for most households but would be a song for the professionals. And this should be done BEFORE the usual meter reading days.

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Anonymous angela said...

is that flyover where the roundabout used to be? cos my tires were practically destroyed driving on that patchwork road a few days ago D :<

good thing i don't live there...

8:44 AM  
Anonymous moo_t said...

Pray it does not affect the structure integrity.

11:06 AM  

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