Paint manufacturing plant in Rawang suspected of releasing prohibited effluent


PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A paint manufacturing and sales factory at the Nautical Industrial Park in Rawang, Selangor, is suspected of releasing prohibited effluent into a sewage treatment plant owned by Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK).

According to the National Water Services Commission (SPAN), they received a complaint from IWK regarding the release of the prohibited effluent on Sunday (Jan 17) and then made a surprise inspection of the plant.

The factory was suspected of illegal discharge of effluent, namely red paint manufacturing wastewater into the public sewerage system which then flowed into the Sewage Treatment Plant/ Pump Station (GBK 281) owned by IWK at Rawang Nautical Industrial Park, Selangor.

"This irresponsible act can be detected early and does not involve any contamination of water resources which will lead to stop work at the water treatment plant, ” SPAN said in a statement today.

The commission said the inspection was carried out today by SPAN, together with the Police, Department of Environment, the Fire and Rescue Department, Selangor Water Management Board, Selayang Municipal Council and IWK.

SPAN will take firm action without any compromise on any party suspected of releasing any prohibited effluent into the public sewerage which will have an impact on the public sewage treatment system, as well as the environment.

The act of releasing or disposing of any prohibited effluent into the public sewerage system will be investigated under Section 61 (1) of the Water Services Industry Act 2006 [Act 655] which upon conviction may result in a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or both.

SPAN seeks the cooperation of the public to report pollution cases to the SPAN Investigation and Enforcement Division at 03 - 8317 9333 or email to aduan@span.gov.my. - Bernama

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