Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant resumes operations

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Ampang water disruption Residents were seen to get their water supply from the Air Selangor water tanker lorry during the water disruption. FILE PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / Malaysia Gazette / 25 APRIL 2019 Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant
(Picture for representational purposes only) Residents near PPR Lembah Permai, Ampang were seen to get their water supply from the Air Selangor water tanker lorry during the water disruption. FILE PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / Malaysia Gazette / 25 APRIL 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – Operations at the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant which were shut down after a foul smell was detected from the raw water supply, has been fully resumed at 6 am today.

According to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), the process of channeling the water to the distribution system and service ponds in the affected areas was being carried out in stages.

“Water tankers have been mobilised and 12 local service centres activated to provide assistance to affected consumers until the supply is fully restored,” Syabas said in a statement today.

A total of 512 areas involving 377,141 registered customers in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang will be affected by the water disruption and low pressure in phases following the incident.

The Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant was forced to shut down at about 5 pm on Wednesday following foul smell in the river, with the source of pollution detected some 16 km from the plant.

In a statement yesterday, Syabas said that the Selangor government’s enforcement agency has taken immediate action to stop the pollutant from entering the river.

Members of the public can get the official information and status updates from website www.syabas.com.my and smartphone application Air Selangor. -MalaysiaGazette

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