Selangor Journal

Swift action prevents unscheduled water cuts in Selangor

SHAH ALAM, OCT 23 — Swift actions by the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) have prevented an unscheduled water disruption incident in Selangor after it received two separate complaints involving raw water pollution at Sungai Kundang and Tasik Putrajaya yesterday.

Tourism, Environment, and Green Technology Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian said the first incident was detected at 10.45am at Sungai Kundang, Rawang.

“An odour pollution level of biodiesel fumes with a reading up to 10 TON (Threshold Odour Number) was detected, suspected to have originated from the Kundang Jaya Industrial area.

“Based on further investigation carried out by Luas and the Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), the same odour of 10 TON was detected from one of the premises located within the area. 

“An Order Letter under the Luas Enactment Section 121 (1) was issued immediately to the premises to cease further effluent discharge into the river,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, the second incident was detected at Tasik Putrajaya where diesel oil was spilled into the lake an hour earlier from the Sungai Kundang incident.

“An incident involving diesel oil spill was detected at Tasik Putrajaya around 9.35am due to a leakage of the skid tanks’ underground piping system of the National Cancer Institute (IKN). 

“Investigations found that the diesel oil had flowed into the IKN drainage system which entered into the lake. This could have resulted in the pollution of Sungai Langat and cause the operation of the Bukit Tampoi Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to be suspended,” Hee explained.

Hee further said that the incident was reported by the Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ), which had also ordered IKN to execute immediate cleaning operations.

“Both incidents have been successfully resolved by Luas, Air Selangor and PPJ as well as other agencies involved,” he said.

No operational suspension of WTPs was reported, which prevented disruptions of water supply to users from taking place, Hee added.

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