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Friday, August 30, 2013

Syabas activates Code Red emergency response following diesel spill near Klang Valley water catchment areas

PETALING JAYA: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) has activated its emergency response plan following spillage of diesel 10km away from the intake area. 
Water disruption is bound to affect more than one million consumers in seven districts, as four water treatments plants namely Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2 and 3 and Rantau Panjang had to be closed down to facilitate cleaning up activities.

Districts affected are Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.
Syabas, which has deemed the situation a Code Red, is appealing to consumers to prudently use water prudently drawing from existing storage, as the duration of disruption cannot yet be ascertained.
Corporate Communication and Public Affairs department deputy general manager Priscilla Alfred said they have yet to determine the cause of spillage.
“We are still awaiting investigation reports.
“However, LUAS (Lembaga Urus Air Selangor) has initiated a cleaning up exercise,” she said.

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