SHAH ALAM, March 3 (Bernama) — The Sungai Semenyih Water Treatment Plant which stopped operations at 5.15pm Tuesday due to the increase of manganese and ammonia parameters in Sungai Semenyih, is expected to resume operations by 11pm tonight.
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) Corporate Communications and Public Relations general manager Priscilla Alfred said:”Recovery works will take some time as (the) supply need to start replenishing the reservoirs.
“Although the plant will start operating at 11 tonight, water will enter the Syabas distribution system at midnight. We expect full recovery within three days from midnight tonight,” she said when contacted by Bernama Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Selangor Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry chairman Zaidy Abdul Talib said pumping of raw water from Sungai Semenyih to the plant is currently underway.
Among the places facing water supply disruption and low water pressure are 39 areas in Petaling involving 135,000 households, 72 in the Kuala Langat district (45,029 households), 216 areas in Hulu Langat (146,954 households) and 61 areas in Sepang (148,236 households).