by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BERNAMA
PENGURUSAN Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) has terminated work of Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant due to the announcement from the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS) regarding the smell of solvent pollution in Sungai Selangor.
The suspension of these four plants is expected to cause an unscheduled water supply disruption involving 1,139,008 accounts covering 1,279 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat where water supply will be closed on at 6 pm.
This includes its Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 and Rantau Panjang due to pollution of raw water sources in Sungai Selangor at 12.45 pm on Nov 10.
As of 2.30 pm, pollution at Muka Sauk LRA Rantau Panjang at level 8 TON and LRA SSP1, 2 and 3 at level 4 TON.
Efforts to dilute the solvents and ‘flushing’ of contaminants found in Sungai Selangor have been done by releasing water from the river’s dam of 300 million litres per day and the Sungai Tinggi dam of 500 million litres per day.
Meanwhile, the Selangor Water Management Board has released raw water through the KL Larut pond pumping operation with a capacity of 192 million litres per day for the same purpose.
“Air Selangor fully understands the situation of consumers who need clean water, especially during the increase in Covid-19 cases and the implementation of this Conditional Movement Control Order by taking all efforts to minimise the impact of disruption to affected consumers,” it said in a statement today.
Scheduled water supply disruption information will be informed from time to time through all Air Selangor communication mediums including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, app and website.