Over 300,000 Residents In The Klang Valley Affected By Water Cut Due To River Pollution

No word on when the water supply will resume to normal.

Cover image via Azhar Ramli/New Straits Times & Malay Mail

Over 300,000 residents of the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, and Sepang districts will be affected by unscheduled water cut due yet another pollution incident, according to a statement by Air Selangor

In the statement earlier today, 4 October, Air Selangor said that water treatment plants in Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi had to be stopped operating after pollution was detected in Sungai Semenyih.

The river is the raw water source for these two plants.

"The cessation of operations for these plants will affect 273 areas, where 309,605 consumers will experience unscheduled water supply disruptions across four districts," Air Selangor said.

The incident has been reported to the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS).

"Measures are being taken to identify the source of water pollution in and around Sungai Semenyih," it said.

No word on when the water supply will resume to normal

According to Air Selangor, it cannot provide any details about an expected timeframe of when the water treatment plants will start operating again and water supply will resume.

"Air Selangor has activated its emergency response plan in order to provide assistance to affected consumers," it said, adding that people will be kept informed about developments from time to time via all medium.

Here's a list of the affected areas:

On Saturday, clinical waste was found dumped in Sungai Gong:

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