Odour pollution: Water supply at 463 areas expected to be fully restored by Friday (Dec 17) night

PETALING JAYA: Water supply in 463 areas affected by the odour pollution at Sungai Semenyih is expected to be fully restored by Friday (Dec 17) night.

In a statement, Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) Corporate Communications head Elina Baseri said that raw water treatment has commenced at the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant.

"As odour was no longer detected at the water intake, Air Selangor has commenced the raw water treatment process at the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant (Sg Semenyih WTP).

“This is to ensure that clean and safe treated water can be distributed to consumers.

"The water supply in all 463 areas is expected to fully recover at 11.30pm, Dec 17," the statement said.

It added that water tankers will continue to be sent out to affected and critical areas.

A list of the affected areas can be found on hentitugas.airselangor.com as well as the Air Selangor application.

Earlier on Thursday (Dec 16), the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant was shut down due to odour pollution at Sungai Rinching stream that is a river tributary of Sungai Semenyih.

Selangor Tourism and Environment Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said an initial investigation from Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) found foam at 8.45am, pointing to a flow of water from a drain outlet near a factory premises close to Kesuma Beranang Phase 7.

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