No water supply disruption on Dec 2 despite Sg Semenyih treatment plant shutdown

A file picture of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant. – CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

THERE WAS no water supply disruption when the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant (WTP) temporarily shut down late Thursday (Dec 1) as operations were suspended for under four hours, says a Selangor exco member.

Air Selangor sent an alert early Friday morning (Dec 2) that the Sungai Semenyih plant had been shut down due to odour pollution at Sungai Semenyih.

"Because of a pollution incident in Negri Sembilan, polluted water was detected from Sungai Panjang to Sungai Semenyih," said Selangor tourism, environment and green technology, Orang Asli affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian.

"As such, the Sungai Semenyih plant had to be temporarily shut down at 11.15pm on Thursday. The plant started pumping water again at 1.30am Friday and water was channelled back (to the respective areas) at 3.15am.

He added that the incident was beyond the Selangor government's control as the pollution happened in a different state.

Hee said this during the state assembly sitting at the Selangor legislative assembly building in Section 5, Shah Alam on Friday.

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