Water fully restored in Selangor after odour pollution

Air Selangor says 1,166,842 households were affected by the unscheduled water disruption on Friday.

SHAH ALAM: The Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2, 3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants which ceased operations yesterday because of odour pollution, were fully restored this morning.

Air Selangor Sdn Bhd said the reservoir levels and pressure in the distribution system were still being stabilised for water to be restored to the affected areas in stages.

Investigations revealed the high level of odour came from Sungai Liam in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor, Air Selangor Customer Relations and Communications head Abdul Raof Ahmad said in a statement.

As such, he said 16 local service centres and 17 public water taps would be activated to assist those affected.

He said that as the water disruption affected a large area, the company was not able to accommodate the demand for water supply through water tankers to all affected customers.

Yesterday, 1,133 areas involving 1,166,842 account holders in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Kuala Langat were affected by unscheduled water disruptions following the pollution incident.