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Water Disruption In Klang Valley Allegedly Linked To Machine Factory In Rawang

Due to the river contamination, four water treatment plants have been forced to halt operations, thus affecting over 1.2 million residents across the Klang Valley.

Cover image via Remy Arifin/Selangorkini

A machine factory located in Rawang is under investigation for polluting the Selangor River

State environment, green technology, science, technology and innovation, and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian told Selangorkini that the Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (LUAS) found that the factory failed to store oil waste according to guidelines set by authorities.

"We ordered the factory to close while waiting for the results of the investigation. LUAS will closely monitor the situation from time to time with the relevant agencies to ensure that odour pollution is controlled as soon as possible," he added.

Hee also noted that the factory was previously compounded RM60,000 for a similar offence

"It proves that the level of awareness and responsibility of factory operators is still low. We are disappointed by the attitude of some parties who take shortcuts by disposing waste in the river," he added, as reported by Selangorkini.

The river contamination has forced four water treatment plants to halt operations.

This lead to a sudden water disruption affecting over 1.2 million residents across the Klang Valley.

On Thursday, 3 September, Air Selangor announced that some areas in the Klang Valley will face unscheduled water disruption.

The affected areas include Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak, and Kuala Langat.

Today, Air Selangor announced that water supply assistance will be distributed through water tank trucks. Members of the public are advised to get water supply from public taps and One Stop Centres (OSC) that will be operating 24 hours daily until the situation is resolved.

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Posted by Air Selangor on Thursday, September 3, 2020

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