Water supply fully restored after 7 days: Air Selangor

File photo of water flowing out of a tap. Photo: Kaboompics.com
File photo of water flowing out of a tap. Photo: Kaboompics.com

Water supply has been fully restored to all homes affected by the disruption that shocked Kuala Lumpur and Selangor last week.

According to supplier Air Selangor today, the last remaining areas affected by the disruption have already regained access to water. It also thanked residents for their patience throughout the unscheduled disruption.

“Water supply has been fully restored to all seven territories affected by the unscheduled water disruption including Wilayah Klang/Shah Alam, Petaling, Kuala Langat, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Gombak, and Kuala Lumpur,” the statement read. 

This comes after the water supplier announced yesterday that nearly 95% of homes have regained access to water, except for those in Segambut Tengah and Klang. 

The abrupt disruption that began on Sept. 3 due to water pollution was previously said to last only four days. Air Selangor has not addressed why the issue took longer than expected – seven days – to resolve. 

The issue affected more than a million households after authorities shut down four water treatment plants due to pollution in the Sungai Gong river, caused by oil pollutants traced to an illegal factory in Rawang.

Police have arrested the four factory owners, who are said to be siblings. If found guilty of polluting the river, the four could each face a fine of up to RM500,000 (US$120,000) and five years’ jail. 

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