Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 3:58:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 4:01:19 PM
MB Khalid: Water supply disruption not serious as treatment plant has resumed operations
SHAH ALAM: Water supply disruption to some parts of Selangor is not expected to be serious as the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant has resumed operations, said Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
He said the plant, which was shut for almost seven hours on Monday due to contamination of the water source, resumed operations at 8pm Monday.
He said the temporary shutdown of the plant would affect water supply to consumers in Subang, Puchong and Seri Kembangan but the situation was not critical as announced by water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas).
"The Semenyih plant is operating normally now, but it takes time for treated water to get to the consumers," he said in a statement.
He added that the Department of Environment (DOE) and Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) had visited the area affected by pollution and would submit a report on the matter soon.
On Monday, Syabas chief operating officer Datuk Lee Miang Koi said the shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih plant due to palm oil contamination would affect 349,000 account holders.
He said the plant stopped operating around 1.30pm on Monday, and this would affect consumers in the districts of Petaling, Hulu Langat, Sepang, Klang and Kuala Langat.
Water supply disruption in five areas in Selangor