Malaysia: 45,000 in Seremban, Port Dickson face water disruption

The Star 12 Nov 16;

SEREMBAN: Some 45,000 consumers in this district and parts of Port Dickson will face water supply disruption due to odour pollution in Sungai Linggi.

The Sungai Linggi water treatment plant in Kuala Sawah was shut down at 9am Sunday.

Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan Sdn Bhd (SAINS) public relations head Norzita Ismail said the situation was expected to return to normal in about 24 hours.

"Heavy rain over the last few days caused the water level in the river to rise which made it drag down foreign material like rubbish.

"Pursuant to this, we had to shut down the Sungai Linggi treatment plant immediately to ensure treated water does not smell," she said in a statement here.

Among the areas that will be affected in Port Dickson are Escort Estet, Kampung Sawah Sunggala, Bandar Sunggala, Taman Sirusa Jaya Batu 6, Jalan Pantai, Kawasan Batu 5 and Batu 4 Jalan Pantai, Kampung Baru Sirusa, Jalan Sua Betong, Taman Desa PD, Kampung Barisan and Air Kuning up to Tampin Linggi.

Other areas include Kampung Bagan Pinang, Taman PD Utama, Taman Raja Zainal, Taman Too Kee Kah, Transit Kuarters, Jalan Shell Refinery, Happy Garden, Batu 1 area, Jalan Lama, Kampung Chokra, Taman Muhibah, Taman Puteri, Kampung Arab, Taman PD Akasia, Kampung Air Meleleh, Kampung Gelam, Taman PD Tropika, Taman Sri Mawar, Bukit Pelandok, Chuah, Teluk Kemang, Jalan Pantai, PD Waterfront and Pekan Lukut till Spring Hill.

In Seremban, the areas affected are Taman Pinggiran Senawang, Kampung Ulu Rantau, Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak, RTM, Taman Permata, Ladang Batu 11, Ladang Kombok, Taman Ulu Lalang, Kampung Solok, Kampung Ribu, Kampung Sega Ulu, Kampung Sega Hilir, Jalan Kuala Sawah, Kampung Nyatoh, Rumah Rakyat Nyatoh, Kampung Belangkan, Industri Nilam Ribu and Taman Bandar Ekar.

Other areas include Pekan Rantau, Kampung Takau, Kampung Pening, Kampung Kancong, Taman Rantau, Jalan Air Kuning, Taman Permata, Kampung Siliau Hulu, Kampung Siliau Hilir, Ladang Siliau, Kampung Sungai Sendayan and Nusari Bayu.

SAINS apologised over the inconvenience caused and urged consumers to contact toll free number 1-800-88-6982 if they needed assistance. - Bernama

Water quality at Sg Linggi treatment plant improves, operations resume
ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL New Straits Times 14 Nov 16;

SEREMBAN: The Sungai Linggi water treatment plant, which was shut down for 24 hours on Sunday due to odour pollution, resumed operations at 9am this morning, restoring water supply to 44,828 households in mainly Port Dickson and Seremban.

Syarikat Air Selangor Negri Sembilan Sdn Bhd public relations head Norzita Ismail said the plant’s water quality improved significantly over the last 24 hours, but the company will continue to monitor the situation closely.

The Sg Linggi water treatment plant was shut down on Sunday between 9pm and 9am due to odour pollution, which was the result of heavy rains raising the water level and dragging foul-smelling rubbish and waste into the river.

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