Four Plants Exceed Level, No Excuses For Syabas To Delay Supply


SHAH ALAM, SEPT 1st: The four water treatment plants that were contaminated last week have sufficient water supply, and even exceed their limits at times, Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping had revealed.

The Executive Councillor for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment said Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) have no excuses whatsoever for delaying the water distribution to their consumers.

“Syabas’ excuse that the matter will require five days to be resolved is difficult to accept because there are no water issues being faced in Sungai Selangor.”

“All four plants are functioning in their full capacity,” she told TV Selangor, further adding that the water supply in the Klang Valley is expected to be resolved soon enough.

On Friday, several residents in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor experienced unscheduled water supply disruption when Sungai Selangor was contaminated by a diesel spill, forcing the four water treatment plants to shut down operations temporarily.

She said reports had shown that three of the troubled water treatment plants in Sungai Selangor and one in Rantau Panjang have recovered and are back in operation.

“The plants recovered following repair works that went smoothly without any further issues.”

All is well except for the Hicom water reservoir in Glenmarie.

“We will investigate the situation at the reservoir, which is reportedly unstable. However, I strongly believe it will be resolved soon,” she said.

The reservoir distributes water supply to Petaling Jaya in SS2, SS3 and SS4, and parts of Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya and Seksyen 23 and 24 in Shah Alam.

Elaborating further, Elizabeth said all evidence which will lead to a potential class-action lawsuit against the oil company that caused the spillage in Sungai Selangor are being gathered after the building was impounded last Friday.

“We will also seize the company’s property. I hope the court will give them a heavy sentencing despite that environmental cases usually receive lighter sentences,” she said.


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