Terputus bekalan air, penduduk Lembah Klang panik

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Gangguan bekalan air akibat dari empat penutupan loji rawatan air bagi kerja membersihkan loji tersebut akibat dari tumpahan minyak miyak diesel membabitkan kira-kira 10 kilometer sepanjang Sungai Selangor mencetuskan panik di kalangan penduduk Lembah Klang.

Setakat pagi ini, dilaporkan kebanyakan botol air mineral dikedai habis dijual.

Penutupan empat loji rawatan Sungai Selangor membabitkan Fasa 1, 2 dan 3 serta Rantau panjang bagi kerja-kerja pembersihan dikatakan menjejaskan hampir sejuta pengguna dari tujuh daerah.

Situasi bertambah meruncing apabila bekalan air yang terdapat di tangki simpanan dari empat loji rawatan air dikatakan hanya mampu bertahan kurang dari sehari.

Memetik dari laporan Star Online, kebanyakan premis kedai sudah kehabisan bekalan botol minuman dan air mineral dalam tempoh sejam selepas kedai dibuka.

Keadaan amat tidak terkawal, ramai yang beratur panjang didepan kedai biarpun kedai masih belum dibuka," kata pekerja kedai runcit di Petaling Jaya pagi tadi.

Di Uptown Damansara pula, penduduk berbaris panjang untuk memasuki kedai 24 jam 7 Eleven bagi membeli karton air mineral.

Selepas mendengar akan gangguan bekalan air semalam akauntan Liew Chin Ee dan keluarganya membawa dua kereta bagi membeli karton air mineral.

"Kami telah pergi ke beberapa tempat bagaimapun kebanyakan tempat tersebut juga kehabisan air. Saya tidak tahu berapa lama situasi ini akan berpanjangan, kerana itu lebih baik saya bersedia dari menyesal kelak," katanya dipetik dari Star Online.

Suri rumah, Carol Lim terkejut apabila pagi ini dia mendapat rumahnya di Damansara Utama terputus bekalan air.

"Tekanan air berkurangan pada jam 9 malam semalam namun saya fikir hari ini bekalan air akan pulih semula. Saya tidak menjangkakan keadaan menjadi serius sebegini," kata Lim.

Empat loji air tersebut menghasilkan kira-kira 2.67 bilion liter air pada setiap hari, membekalkan 57% permintaan bekalan air di Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya.

Daerah yang terjejas ialah di Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat dan Kuala Selangor.

Dalam kenyataannya malam semalam, Ketua Korporat dan Perhubungan Awam Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor, Priscilla Alfred mengistiharkan amaran merah kira-kira jam 4 petang semalam.

Amaran merah diaktifkan apabila situasi bertambah buruk hingga menjejaskan lebih dari sejuta pengguna.

"Lembaga Urus Air Selangor mengambil alih bagi tujuan pembersihan," katanya.

Syabas juga memohon bantuan kerajaan bagi menyediakan pengangkutan menghantar bekalan air bagi kawasan paling teruk terjejas.

Ketika ini, Syabas hanya mampu menyediakan 42 pengangkutan tangki simpanan air dan 525 tangki tidak bergerak untuk membantu pengguna yang terjejas. – 31 Ogos, 2013.

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