PETALING JAYA (Dec 8): There were no water cuts involving consumers after the  latest odour pollution incident at Sungai Selangor, The Star reported State Environment, Green Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian (pictured) saying today

He revealed that “only about 20% to 30% of consumers who were located on higher ground were affected by low water pressure”.

“The water treatment plants have resumed operations and the water pressure will return to normal beginning 3pm. By midnight, the water supply should return to normal,” he said after visiting the catfish farm suspected of being the source of the pollution in Rawang.

Hee “alleged” that a discharge from one of the 57 catfish ponds belonging to a company went into Sungai Selangor, reported the daily.

Air Selangor early today announced today that Rantau Panjang Water Treatment Plant, Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plants 1, 2 and 3, were shut down for from last night to early this morning owing to odour pollution in the raw water source.

It then later added that the plants began operating again at 3.30am to 5am.

Air Selangor also said more than 800 areas in the Klang Valley have been impacted by unstable water supply and low water pressure as a result of the temporary shutdown of the water treatment plants.

“A total of 861 areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, KlangShah AlamGombakKuala SelangorHulu Selangor and Kuala Langat will experience low water pressure and unstable water supply.

“Consumers who are affected are expected to get back stable water supply starting 3pm Tuesday (Dec 8) in stages," Air Selangor said today.

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