By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – History repeats itself today after the Klang Valley was shocked with unscheduled water disruption of up to four days merely a month ago.
The operation of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plants’ have to be ceased again.
According to the Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), the action had to be taken due to the water pollution detected in Sungai Selangor at 2.00 am this morning.
Its Corporate Communications Chief, Elina Baseri said, Air Selangor has conducted the dilution of pollution found in Sungai Selangor.
“Immediate action has been taken to release water by gravity from HORAS 600 with the capacity of 285 million litres per day and the release of raw water from the damp at 800 million litres per day,” she said in a statement early this morning.
Meanwhile, Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) has also released raw water from the KL Larut water tank pump operation with the capacity of 336 million litres per day.
“As of 6.30 am this morning, pollution is still detected in Sungai Selangor at the 1 TON level,” she said.
Following the cease of the four water treatment plants (LRA), 1,196,457 accounts involving 1,292 areas in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat will be experiencing unscheduled water disruption.
“As of 2.00 am this morning, the recovery works of the LRA SSP1 following the burst treated water pipe has reached 80 percent.
“However, following the water pollution involving the same plant, the recovery of the area cannot be implemented according to its scheduled announced on 18 October 2020,” said the statement.
According to her, Air Selangor also provides water supply by mobilising water tanks to affected areas with priority given to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres.
“Consumers who require water supply for emergency such as the management of death may contact 15300,” she said.
She added that Air Selangor fully understands the situation of the consumers who need clean water, especially with the increment of Covid-19 cases and the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
“We will take all efforts to minimise the disruption impact on the affected users.
“Information on the unscheduled water disruption will be updated from time to time through the communication medium of Air Selangor including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Air Selangor mobile application and website, www.airselangor.com,” said the statement. – MalaysiaGazette