Malaysia

Semenyih water treatment plant has resumed operations, says Khalid

January 15, 2013

SHAH ALAM, Jan 15 — The Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant, which had stopped operations temporarily, resumed operations last night, said Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. 

He said that the plant, managed by Syarikat Konsortium Abass, had to stop operations at about 1.30pm yesterday after the smell of oil above the allowed parameter was detected. 

As a result, Abdul Khalid (picture) said the temporary closure of the plant’s operatons for six hours was expected to affect water supply to consumers in Subang, Puchong and Sri Kembangan but not as severe as predicted by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas). 

“The Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant has resumed operations as normal although it takes time for the treated water to reach consumers because the distribution of water to the consumers is fully under the control of Syabas as the sole water distributor in Selangor, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. 

“As such, Syabas must ensure that the mechanism for the distribution of treated water to the consumers functions smoothly to avoid a serious water supply disruption,” he told a press conference after attending the Monthly Assembly of Selangor Civil Servants, here today.

Abdul Khalid said the Selangor Department of Environment and the Selangor Water Management Board had visited the contaminated area and would send a report for further action. — Bernama