People in Selangor has been hit by another wave of water disruption.
This time, it involves 1.6 million residents of Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang, who will have to resort to water relief for an indefinite time period. The water disruption is caused by water pollution, which forced the Sungai Semenyih treatment plant to be closed from 7:30am yesterday (Sunday, 23rd October).
The odour is believed to have originated from the Nilai Industrial Park at Negeri Sembilan. “As we have no other alternatives to switch the source of raw water supply, we have to wait until the odour goes off before resuming plant operations,” explained Kumpulan Air Selangor Corporate Communication Department chief Amin Lin Abdullah.
The main areas affected are as follows:
- Hulu Langat: Bangi, Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Kajang, Semenyih, and Rinching.
- Kuala Langat: Morib, Banting, Bandar Saujana Putra, Bandar Rimbayu, and Telok Panglima Garang.
- Petaling: USJ 1- 27, Puchong, Seri Kembangan, and Serdang
- Sepang: Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Nusa Putra, Putra Heights, Pulau Meranti, Kota Warisan, Bandar Bukit Puchong, and Sg. Merab.
For a more detailed list of affected areas, click here.
Lorry filled with water tanks will be sent to affected areas and especially to places that are in dire need of clean water, such as hospitals and dialysis centres.