SHAH ALAM – Unscheduled water disruption affected consumers in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang, starting today.
Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said the water disruption occurred due to the temporary closure of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant since 9 am today.
“The plant operated by consortium company, Abass Sdn Bhd is forced to temporarily close down due to ammonia and manganese contents in the Sungai Semenyih that exceed the level approved,” he told reporters at the lobby of the
Selangor state legislative assembly here today.
He said investigations revealed the pollution was due to an aluminium factory located at Semenyih and orders had been issued that it ceased operations immediately.
According to him, this was the fifth time the operation of the water treatment palnt was closed by Abass within a period of two months after Sungai Semenyih faced similar pollution on Feb 15, March 3,March 7 and March 19.
“Currently Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) and Abass are monitoring the condition of the river and the resumption of operation will depend on the pollution level,” he said. – BERNAMA