According to Malay Mail, water contamination has been detected in Sungai Selangor again causing unscheduled water cuts to 1,139,008 accounts across the state. The water supply to 1,297 areas will be shut down at 6pm starting today.
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) said it had to issue a stop-work order on its Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants after the pollution was detected. In a statement, it was noted that they had discovered the water contamination at Sungai Selangor at 12.45 pm today.
“The stop-work order is expected to affect water supplies involving 1,139,008 accounts covering 1,279 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat”, Air Selangor said.
Read the full statement here:
As of 2:30 pm, the threshold odour number (TON) was recorded at eight TON at Rantau Panjang water treatment plant and four TON at Phase 1, 2, 3 at the Sungai Selangor water treatment plant. It added that efforts to flush contaminants in Sungai Selangor would be done by releasing 300 million litres of water a day from the Sungai Selangor dam and 500 million litres a day at the Sungai Tinggi dam.
“Aside from that, the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) has also released 192 million litres of raw water from the KL Larut pond for the same reason”, it said.
For now, LUAS, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), and other relevant authorities have started investigations while mitigation plans are being executed, LUAS said on Twitter.
Click here to see all the areas affected by the water cut.