Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Pollution cuts water supply in Klang Valley again

Another unscheduled disruption in water supply in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.

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A total of 1,196,457 Air Selangor account holders in 1,292 areas in the Klang Valley are experiencing another unscheduled disruption in water supply as operations at four Sungai Selangor water treatment plants have been suspended due to pollution at the raw water source.

The pollution was detected at 2am today, following which operations at the Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 and Rantau Panjang Sungai Selangor water treatment plants were stopped.

Air Selangor corporate communications head Elina Baseri said immediate action had been taken to thaw-flush the contaminants found in Sungai Selangor.

She said the Selangor Water Management Board had also released raw water through the KL Larut pond pumping operation for the same purpose.

“As of 6.30am today, pollution was still detected in Sungai Selangor at 1 threshold odour number.

“The stop-work of the four plants has caused an unscheduled disruption in water supply in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat,” she said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, recovery of the partial termination of the SSP1 water treatment plant due to a burst water pipe had reached 80% as of 2am today.

However, since the odour pollution involves the same plant, Baseri said water supply to the affected areas could not be restored according to the schedule as announced on Oct 18.

Air Selangor provides water supply assistance by mobilising its lorry tankers to affected areas with priority to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres.

Consumers who need emergency water supply assistance can call 15300.

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