Air Selangor: Four water treatment plants temporarily disrupted by pollution

Air Selangor says the shutdown may cause supply disruptions to 1,274 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Hulu Langat. — Picture by Dawn Chin
Air Selangor says the shutdown may cause supply disruptions to 1,274 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Hulu Langat. — Picture by Dawn Chin

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — The Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plant along with the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plants (SSP) 1, 2 and 3 were shut down last night due to odour pollution in the raw water intake, said Air Selangor.

However, the utility firm said all four had resumed operations at 5am this morning after the issue was addressed and the pollutant was successfully removed.

Air Selangor said the shutdown may cause supply disruptions to 1,274 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Hulu Langat.

In a statement, Air Selangor’s corporate communications chief Elina Basri said the company found that its water distribution process was still unstable however, whereby many water tanks in residential areas experienced drastic reduction in the morning.

“Therefore, a total of 861 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Langat will experience low water pressure and unstable water supply. Affected users are expected to receive stable water supply from 3pm today, in stages.

“Air Selangor will provide water supply assistance by deploying tanker trucks to the affected areas with priority to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres,” she said.

This is the 10th water supply disruption in Selangor this year.

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