Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Taps still dry in Klang Valley

Pollution levels have not yet reached the minimum threshold for operation of zero TON.

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The Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants which were forced to stop operations yesterday due to pollution at the raw water source were still not operational as of 6.30am today.

Air Selangor corporate communication chief Elina Baseri said pollution was still detected at the plants’ intakes, adding that it was now at level 1 of the threshold odour number (TON).

“The water treatment plants can only operate when the pollution level reaches zero TON level,” she said in a statement.

A total of 1,292 areas in seven regions in the Klang Valley experienced an unscheduled water supply disruption beginning 10am yesterday.

The affected areas are in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.

Air Selangor will provide updates on the disruption from time to time through all mediums, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and its website at www.airselangor.com.

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