Water treatment plants yet to resume operations as pollution level still high, says Air Selangor


PETALING JAYA: Taps at premises in 274 areas in Selangor will remain dry, as the level of pollution is still high at raw water intake points near Bukit Tampoi and Sungai Semenyih treatment plants.

Air Selangor corporate communications head Elina Baseri said the level of pollution was recorded at five TON (threshold odour number) near the Bukit Tampoi plant and at seven TON near the Sungai Semenyih plant at 7.30am on Monday (Oct 5) morning.

"Within the last 14 hours, Air Selangor was unable to supply 602 million litres of water to consumers in 274 areas.

"At present, we are unable to ascertain when the supply can be restored following the unscheduled water supply disruption," she said in a statement.

Those affected in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang areas were advised to source alternative supply at designated public taps.

Public taps are available near Masjid Puchong Perdana, MPSJ depot, USJ 3A, Kompleks 3K, and Petronas Unikeb Bandar Baru Bangi.

Public taps are also available in front of Tangki Air Bandar Sg Emas, Masjid Al-Islah in Banting, Taman Gemilang public hall, as well as near Pekan Salak and Pekan Dengkil markets.

"Tankers would be deployed to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres," she added.

The Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi treatment plants were shut down on Sunday (Oct 4) after odour pollution was detected beyond the permissable threshold at Sungai Semenyih.

Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said that the source of odour pollution was believed to be from the Nilai Industrial Estate in Negri Sembilan.

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