SHAH ALAM, Dec 2 — The Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi Water Treatment Plants (WTP) resumed operation early this morning, after consistently recording zero threshold odour number (TON) readings in three samplings.
According to state executive councillor for the environment Hee Loy Sian, the Selangor Water Management Authority (Luas) was informed of pollution in Sungai Bantang Benar at Negeri Sembilan, which is suspected to have been caused by factory discharges in the nearby area.
“The release of foamy waters into the river is suspected to have occurred early yesterday afternoon due to heavy rains. Luas has contacted the Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) for follow-up action.
“Further investigation will be carried out by the Negeri Sembilan DOE, since the location of the incident is outside Selangor and involves an industrial area,” he said.
Hee added Luas’s static monitoring has been increased to every 30 minutes, to closely monitor the status of the soap-like odour pollution.
Meanwhile, the water supply disruption in the affected areas were fully restored by 9.30am, based on information from Pengurusan Air Selangor.
“The state government will not compromise with any parties who commits water source pollution, and strict action will be taken in line with the 1999 Luas Enactment,” he said.