Water Disruption to Last 4 More Days in Klang Valley; “Health & Safety Are Paramount” Says Air Selangor

(source: The Edge Markets)

According to Malay Mail, water supply to around 1.2 million users will continue to be affected for another four days. The operations of four water treatment plants in Selangor, supplying water to seven areas in the Klang Valley, are still suspended as at 6.30am today, says Air Selangor.

This is because pollution is still being detected near the plants with a pollution reading of 1 threshold odour number (TON). It is determined by diluting a sample of odorous water with odour-free water until the least definitely perceptible odour is achieved.

The company’s chief executive, Suhaimi Kamaralzaman said, “Currently the water contamination levels are at 1TON so it’s still not safe for consumption. It needs to be at 0 TON and must produce the same results three times during testing before we are able to use the water.”

Air Selangor CEO Suhaimi Kamaralzaman (source: Malay Mail)

For now, a total of 1,292 locations across seven areas in the Klang Valley have experienced water supply disruption since 10am yesterday (Thu), including Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat.

During a press conference today, Suhaimi also said, “My concern is that (not) everyone understands the magnitude of the problem. We are taking this seriously. It is not fair for consumers to get smelly water. We want clean water to get to the consumer. Their health and safety are paramount to Air Selangor.”