SHAH ALAM – The Semenyih water treatment plant that was closed yesterday due to pollution in Sungai Semenyih has resumed operation from 10 am today, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said proactive steps being taken included cloud seeding to produce rain to reduce the effects of the river pollution to enable the plant to resume operations.
“I also contacted Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein yesterday and requested help from the Malaysian Armed Forces to provide additional water tanks and they agreed if such a need arises.
“The state government also provided 51 water tanks to reduce the impact of water supply disruption,” he said when met by reporters after receiving a courtesy call from Bandung Mayor, Bapak Mochamad Ridwan Kamil here today.
The Semenyih water treatment plant was closed for three days from Sept 22 following contamination in Sungai Semenyih and had to be closed again yesterday morning due to the same problem.
Following the move, several areas in Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, Sepang and Petaling districts experienced water supply disruption.
Mohamed Azmin was confident that water supply could resume fully within the next 24 hours as Air Selangor was in the midst of identifying critical areas, especially residential areas. – BERNAMA