By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – All four Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plants (LRA) have resumed operation at 2.40 am in stages after they recorded 0 TON (Threshold Odour Number) reading three times in a row.
According to the Corporate Communications Chief of Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, Elina Baseri, as of 7.00 am, the cleaning and pumping processes at all four LRAs have been completed.
“It was done at every part in the treatment process at the LRA to ensure that the water supply is clean and safe according to the standards of the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Yesterday, the operation of the Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang LRA had to be ceased after the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) detected solvent smelling odour at Sungai Selangor.
In a statement, LUAS said that an 8 TON odour pollution reading was detected at Rantau Panjang LRA, meanwhile the SSP1, 2 and 3 LRA were emanating 4 TON reading.
Meanwhile, Air Selangor is working on stabilising the distribution system before water supply can be distributed to the consumers. According to Elina, Air Selangor will update about the schedule according to area after the system is stabilised.
“Water supply is projected to resume at 3.00 pm today in stages according to the areas in the water supply system.
“Alternative water supply assistance has been mobilised by Air Selangor to help affected consumers.
“This included mobilising 111 water tanker lorries, preparing 14 public taps and opening 17 Services Centre and distributing 5 litres drinking water,” she said in a statement.
Air Selangor will also be updating the water restoration plan of the unscheduled water disruption through its official communications medium including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and its website, www.airselangor.com.
“Consumers are also encouraged to download the Air Selangor mobile application from Google Play or Apps Store to get the latest information on water supply,” she added. –MalaysiaGazette