Hydraulic Fluid Spill In Sungai Selangor Causes Water Disruption In Klang Valley
Several Areas In Klang Valley Were Hit With An Unexpected Disruption In Water Supply Since 11 October, Affecting Approximately 60% Of Klang Valley's Population
Areas affected: Gombak, Klang-Shah Alam, Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.thestar.com.my
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) Temporarily Shut Down Four Water Treatment Plans Due To A Hydraulic Fluid Pollution In Sungai Selangor, Thus Affecting The Distribution Of Water Supply
Syabas corporate communications and public affairs general manager Priscilla Alfred Dharan said hydraulic liquid spilled into the river causing the closure of the first, second and third phase of Selangor river water treatment plant (LRA) as well as the Rantau Panjang LRA at 8pm on Oct 11.thestar.com.my
"Due to the loss of production last night which amounts to 1,350 million litres per day (mld), recovery for the affected areas will take a few days. Tankers will be mobilised to the affected areas until the water supply resumes," said Dahran said.bernama.com
The Pollution Is Believed To Have Resulted From The Disposal Of Industrial Wastes Into The River By Irresponsible Parties
However, the Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) and the Selangor Department of Environment (JAS) are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.bernama.com
In An Emergency Meeting With Water Distribution Firms And Local Councils Following The Incident, Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali Called For Stern Action To Be Taken Against Those Responsible
"The water supply disruption was caused by hydrocarbon pollutants that were thrown into the river by irresponsible parties," he told reporters after chairing a meeting with National Water Services Commission (SPAN) and Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) in Shah Alam today.themalaysianinsider.com
Water Supply Is Expected To Be Restored By Monday (13 October), 8AM. However, There Will Be Interruption Of Treated Water Supply To Consumers Because It Will Take Time For Operations To Return To Normal.
"Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) has informed that the rehabilitation process has commenced in some areas and full restoration of water supplies should start by 8am tomorrow (13 October). However, at some high-lying areas and those located at the end of the supply chain, such as Pulau Indah and Banting, recovery will come in stages," Azmin Ali said.themalaysianinsider.com
SYABAS corporate communications and public affairs general manager Priscilla Alfred Dharan said in a statement, "The recovery process cannot be accelerated as there is no alternative source and not much water reserve held in storage. To ease consumer difficulties, tankers have been mobilised to distribute emergency water supply. Priority will be given to critical users such as hospitals and dialysis centres. Consumers are urged to make the best possible use of the emergency water supply."bernama.com
This Is The Second Incident Involving Contaminants In The River. In August Last Year, A Diesel Spill In Sungai Selangor Resulted In The Closure Of Four Treatment Plants, Affecting About One Million Users In Selangor And Kuala Lumpur.