Water supply restored in some affected areas from 1am today

Last update: 24/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 --  Treated water supply has been diverted to the distribution system from 1am today and water supply to the affected premises in Selangor is expected to be fully restored within 72 hours. 

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) Corporate Communications Department head Abdul Halem Mat Som said several areas near the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant have started receiving water supply since early this morning.

“Air Selangor personnel are currently working on stabilising the pressure at the main pipeline as well as the service ponds.

“Supply will be restored in stages depending on the geographical location and altitude of the premises and areas located close to the distribution system are expected to receive supply sooner than those further away," he said in a statement today.

After monitoring and conducting regular water quality tests at the treatment plant and balancing pool, the Ministry of Health and National Water Service Commission (SPAN) confirmed that the water quality is in compliance with the defined standards and no odour has been detected, he added.

However, the Bukit Tampoi treatment plant was still not operational as odour was still detected and water tankers would continue to be mobilised to the affected areas.

Last Saturday, the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant was forced to cease operation following a water pollution incident in Sungai Semenyih believed to have occured due to the illegal dumping of toxic wastes into the Indah Water Konsortium sewer by irresponsible parties.

Following the shutdown 366 areas, with 328,957 consumer accounts in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang areas were affected.

-- BERNAMA