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463 Areas In Selangor Face Water Cuts Due To Odour Pollution

In Petaling, a total of 172 areas are affected by the unscheduled water disruption.

Cover image via Air Selangor (Facebook) & New Straits Times

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A total of 463 areas in Selangor will undergo unscheduled water cuts after the detection of odour pollution at Sungai Semenyih

In a statement published on Air Selangor's social media, the water provider for the most populous state said that it has to shut down its Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant after contamination was found.

The shutdown will affect five Air Selangor regions, namely Petaling (172 areas), Hulu Langat (54 areas), Sepang (194 areas), Putrajaya (23 areas), and Kuala Langat (20 areas).

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Image via Bernama via The Straits Tmes

In light of the issue, Air Selangor has activated the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to provide emergency water supply assistance to the affected consumers

The water provider said it will be mobilising 81 water tanks to the affected areas and critical premises.

"Air Selangor will provide updates progressively from time to time through all our official communication channels, such as the Air Selangor application, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or call the Air Selangor Contact Centre at 15300," it said in a statement published at 11.21am today, 16 December.

The company did not give an estimation on when the water disruption will end.

You can find whether your area is affected in the post below:

In December last year, Air Selangor was "highly commended" in a category of the Global Water Awards 2020 :

Residents of Selangor are no strangers to water cuts: