Sungai Semenyih pollution culprits to face action

The Sungai Semenyih is an important source of raw water for treatment. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government will take action against those responsible for the water pollution that caused a temporary shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant last week.

A foul smell was detected from the raw water supply.

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said the state government had identified the location and entity of the source of the pollution with the help of the Environment Department.

“The pollution problem was detected early and resolved, and in fact the water treatment plant resumed full operation yesterday.

“Although the pollution did not endanger consumers, we had to stop the operations of the water treatment plant because if the water was processed it could cause them discomfort,” he told reporters after attending the Batu Tiga state constituency Aidilfitri open house here today.

The temporary shutdown of the plant on Thursday disrupted water supply to 512 areas involving 377,141 registered customers in the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts.