Sg Selisik water treatment plant polluted, over 700 accounts affected


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Sungai Selisik water treatment plant was forced to stop operations at 11.45pm yesterday (May 27) due to raw water pollution following a crash involving a tanker lorry that caused diesel spill at KM389.5 of the North-South Highway near Behrang, Selangor.

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said stopping the plant’s operations has caused unscheduled water disruption in eight areas in Hulu Selangor district, affecting 742 user accounts.

"Areas involved are Kampung Sungai Nilam/ Kampung Seri Pagi, Kampung Lalang Sungai Selisek, Rumah Murah Pkt 2, Kampung Serigala, Kampung Orang Asli Serigala, Kampung Bahom, Kampung Sekolah and Clinic Quarters, as well as Kampung Gesir Tengah.

"Air Selangor, together with Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS), the National Water Service Commission (SPAN) and Perak’s Environment Department, have taken fast action by setting up an oil boom at the water treatment plant intake,” it said in a statement here Thursday (May 28).

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Air Selangor said it had also mobilised water tanks to the areas involved to distribute emergency water supply to affected users.

Updates on the water supply to the affected areas will be made available at all Air Selangor’s communication platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website, www.airselangor.com. – Bernama

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