Four water treatment plants to resume operations after ammonia scare

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  • Friday, 05 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Four water treatment plants (WTP) that were shut down after high ammonia content was detected in Sungai Johor, have resumed operations with water supply restored in stages, says the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

The water treatment plants involved are Sungai Sayong, Semangar and Sungai Johor while the Tai Hong plant will start operation on Friday (April 5) night.

"The closure of the water treatment plants caused water supply disruption to 171,500 consumer accounts in Kota Tinggi, Kulai and Johor Baru.

“The water supply operator has also sent supply via water tankers to the affected areas including Sultanah Aminah Dialysis Hospital as well as water stations in Jalan Susur 6, Tun Razak, Bandar Seri Alam C, Taman Universiti and Taman Legenda Putra, Kulai,” said SPAN in a statement.

Earlier, high ammonia content was detected in Sungai Johor by water operator, Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd, leading to the closure of four WTPs which fully depended on raw water from the river.

According to the statement, SPAN and Ranhill SAJ will continue to monitor the situation at all the plants involved and restore the supply of water to affected areas.

“SPAN will cooperate with all other enforcement agencies to carry out investigations in the ammonia pollution incident in Sungai Johor under Section 121 of the Water Services Industry Act 2006,” the statement said. -Bernama

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