Klang Valley to go dry again

PETALING JAYA: Another river pollution has happened causing a water cut to 309,687 Air Selangor account users in the Klang Valley.

The Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants had to completely stop operating yesterday following pollution detected in Sungai Semenyih, which is the raw water source for these plants.

This happened just one month after the odour pollution in Sungai Gong which led to water disruption that affected 1,292 areas in the Klang Valley and nearly 1.2 million consumer accounts.

In a statement last night, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said it had reported the case to the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) and measures were being taken to identify the source of water pollution in and around Sungai Semenyih.

“The cessation of operations for these plants will affect 274 areas, where 309,687 account users will experience unscheduled water supply disruptions across four districts, which are Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang.”

As at press time, Air Selangor said that it could not indicate yet when water supply would resume again.

(The Sungai Gong odour pollution on Sept 3 led to a water cut which took almost a week for water to gradually be restored to affected areas.)

“Air Selangor has activated its emergency response plan in order to provide assistance to affected consumers.

“Air Selangor will inform of developments regarding this incident from time to time via all medium, especially mass media, ” it added.

Consumers were urged to refer to the Air Selangor app and website as well as its official social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the situation.

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