23 OCTOBER 2016 (1600hrs)
WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION DUE TO ODOUR POLLUTION. SOURCE SUSPECTED FROM NILAI, NEGERI SEMBILAN
Several areas in the districts of Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang are currently experiencing temporary water interruption following the shutdown of the Sg. Semenyih water treatment plant due to odour pollution in the river at 7:30am on 23 October 2016.
The source of odour pollution in the river is confirmed to be from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. Odour from upstream waterways at Nilai is found to have strong unusual odour flowing into Sungai Buah which leads to the Semenyih Intake Point. Dead fish have also been sighted around the area.
Two (2) teams of Air Selangor and the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS) river surveillance teams have deployed this morning to narrow down the contributor to the odour. This afternoon, the main team has been joined by SPAN Central office. As of 1600H the odour at Nilai is still evident and all efforts are still ongoing to pinpoint the contributing source. The information has also been conveyed to DOE Negeri Sembilan through DOE Selangor and LUAS.
The key areas including surrounding areas which currently experiencing water interruption are as follows:
• Hulu Langat District: Bangi, Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Kajang, Semenyih and Rinching.
• Kuala Langat District: Morib, Banting, Bandar Saujana Putra, Bandar Rimbayu and Telok Panglima Garang.
• Petaling District: USJ 1- 27, Puchong, Seri Kembangan and Serdang.
• Sepang District: Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Nusa Putra, Putra Heights, Pulau Meranti, Kota Warisan, Bandar Bukit Puchong and Sg. Merab
Relief water supply are being delivered by tankers to affected areas and critical premises, such as hospital and dialysis centres.
Consumers can get latest updates and details of affected areas via "mySYABAS" smart phone application and www.syabas.com.my.
YB Elizabeth Wong
Exco for Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs
Selangor State Government.
We consumers don't want to hear all this cerita cerita. What is Syabas doing all this while? And what is the Selangor government doing? Please come up with an action plan inclusive of strict law on water matters to curb this pollution issues. We know how to complain about the annual haze from our neighbouring country. Our papers would report pages and pages about how haze came about and how damaging it is. Are we going to do the same thing about water pollution.The buck has to stop somewhere and it should rightly stop at the table of the Menteri Besar.