It’s bad enough that we’re stuck in another CMCO, but things just seem to be getting worse as Air Selangor has just announced another unprecedented water disruption that’s going to affect more areas in the Klang Valley.
Right now, the latest disruption will affect 1,292 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat and this is all due to another suspected contamination in Sungai Selangor that was detected at 2am on Monday (Oct 19).
The Waterworks company was forced to shut down and stop operating on its Phase 1,2, 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment following the contamination.
To help the public with the water disruptions, Air Selangor will be dispersing water trucks to affected areas with priority given to critical premises such as hospitals and dialysis centres. Households that are in dire need of water supply can contact 15300 as reported in The Star.
The last major water disruption that the nation had was in September and it was once again due to pollution which affected at least .2 million people in the Klang Valley.
Many netizens have expressed their frustrations on social media over the latest water cuts and urged the government to set stricter rules for those who pollute our rivers.
Pollution is at the river source, instead of blaming Air Selangor I blame the irresponsible polluters. They should be dipped in the toxic dump for a week. Even with strict laws and enforcement, Air Selangor cannot guard ALL the rivers, from where it begin to the sea.
— TT 婷婷 the Dream Weaver (@leethingthing) October 19, 2020
We need need a fundamental solution for this problem which is education and strict rules and enforcement. This is more a civic problem people must change their mind set and love the environment
— KOON_Y15 (@Y15Koon) October 19, 2020
Tolong bagi hukuman penjara mandatori kepada pemilik perniagaan dan pengarah syarikat. Bekalan air penting terutama dalam situasi pandemik covid19. https://t.co/XdZe8zeK3u
— Mids (@moonloverzm) October 19, 2020
For a list of the affected areas, click here.
Stay tune to JUICE, or follow Air Selangor’s social media or website for further updates on the latest water disruption.