Over 377,000 face water disruption in Selangor

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant (LRA), which was temporarily shut down due to contamination in Sungai Semenyih, is expected to begin operating by 11am today.

According to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), the situation will depend on the weather and flow of the river, as well as whether the pollution issue itself has been resolved.

The plant will take three hours to stabilise its operations, with water supply in the affected areas to recover in stages, depending on location and altitude.

“We expect the water supply to recover 72 hours after the plant is fully operational,” Syabas said.

According to the company, 512 areas involving 377,141 registered customers in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang will be affected by the disruption of water supply and low pressure in phases.

The Sungai Semenyih LRA was forced to shut down at about 5pm yesterday following a foul smell in the river, with the source of pollution detected some 16km from the plant.

“The Selangor government’s enforcement agency has taken immediate action to stop the pollutant from entering the river,” Syabas said.

Members of the public can obtain the latest information and status updates through the company’s website at www.syabas.com.my, Air Selangor smartphone application, or via Facebook and Twitter.