By: Zaki Salleh
MANJUNG – A total of 79,360 premises around this district covering Lumut and part of Perak Tengah are affected due to the Kepayang Bay Water Treatment Plant ceasing operations since yesterday.
This number is attributed to consumers and is estimated to reach approximately 400,000 affected households.
The plant ceasing operations is due to the movement of the ground in the that causes position of raw water pipe size 1,200 millimetres (mm) in shifting soil.
As a result, the pipe broke and the raw water could not be channelled to the water treatment plant.
The Perak Water Board (LAP) in a statement informed that repair work is currently being carried out to enable the plant to operate at a rate of 30 per cent.
According to the statement, these works are expected to be completed this Monday (April 3) and the water supply is expected to recover gradually.
“Among the affected areas are Manjung involving Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan, Seri Manjung 4, Lekir to Kayan and Pulau Pangkor
“Also affected is the whole of Lumut while the Perak Tengah district includes Seberang Perak, Changkat Lada and Kampung Gajah.
“Other areas are the whole of Bukit Chawi, Simpang Ranggam and Hujung Rintis,” said the statement.
LAP has started moving water tanker trucks to the involved areas to distribute emergency water supply assistance to users.
Any information regarding the status of repairs will be communicated from time to time via all LAP communication mediums.
During that period, users are advised to use water sparingly.