QuickCheck: Did a traffic accident cause water cuts in Selangor and KL?


ACCORDING to reports, a traffic accident has caused the residents of 397 areas in Klang Valley to have to go without water.

Is this true?

Verdict:

TRUE

In a statement on its Facebook page, Air Selangor said that a traffic mishap at KM75.9 of the Karak-Bentong highway forced the utilities provider to cut the water supply to 397 areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

The accident led to a chemical spill in Pahang's Sungai Semantan which then forced the Air Selangor to halt operations at its Langat 2 water treatment plant at 4.30am on Thursday (Aug 11)

Users in 172 areas in Kuala Lumpur and 222 in Hulu Langat and three in Petaling Jaya began experiencing water cuts as of 10am on Thursday.

Air Selangor said it expected to resume operations at the plant at 3.30pm with water being restored in stages.

It added that water tankers will be mobilised, with critical premises prioritised and every measure was being taken to minimise the impact on users.

"Further updates on the incident will be available from time to time on all media platforms," it said.

"Consumers can also refer to all our official channels such as Air Selangor mobile application, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or call Air Selangor Call Centre at 15300."

References:

1. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/08/11/nearly-397-areas-in-klang-valley-face-water-cuts-after-road-accident-pollutes-river

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