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Over 472 areas in Selangor to experience unscheduled water disruption due to water pollution

NewsOver 472 areas in Selangor to experience unscheduled water disruption due to...

Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) announced that there will be an unscheduled water supply disruption affecting 472 areas in Selangor on Saturday (24 December).

In a brief statement, Air Selangor said the shutdown was after an odour pollution incident at the Jenderam Hilir Raw Water Pump Station intake. As a result, the Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant and Bukit Tampoi Water Treatment Plant were temporarily shut down for cleaning.

The affected areas include five Air Selangor regions, namely Petaling (172 areas), Hulu Langat (54 areas), Sepang (196 areas), Putrajaya (23 areas) and Kuala Langat (27 areas).

“Consumers can also refer to all our official communication channels such as the Air Selangor application, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or call the Air Selangor Contact Centre at 15300.”

“Inquiries and complaints can also be submitted at the Help Centre via www.airselangor.com and the Air Selangor application,” the statement reads. 

Pollution due to an accident

Meanwhile, New Straits Times reported that the cause of the water disruption was the spillage of the essence of perfume oil at Sungai Semenyih after the container truck was involved in an accident.

According to Selangor Tourism and Environment executive council chairman, Hee Loy Sian said the road accident involved a 20-tonne container lorry carrying perfume oil essence on the Elite Highway near Serenia, Negri Sembilan.

“Perfume essence flowed across the (state) border into Sungai Limau Manis which flows into Sungai Semenyih, Selangor,” he was quoted saying.

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