Feb 27th: It's ammonia campur chlorine. Garangtee safe one! Busuk tadak apa. Kita minum dulu! Drink! Drink!
The unpleasant smell in piped water in Kuala Lumpur, Gombak, Petaling Jaya, Klang/Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Kuala Langat is due to the high ammonia content of water from Sungai Selangor which is the main water source to the affected areas, a statement issued by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said Monday.
The situation is attributed to heavy rain which caused dirty water, including from ponds, to flow into Sungai Selangor.
The company said action had been taken to overcome the problem by increasing the chlorine content in the treatment of raw water.
"The chemical reaction resulted in the water to smell such," it added.
It assured consumers that the water was safe for use and that the company was monitoring the situation.
Feb 28th: Chlorine also garangtee safe one. Continue drink! Kita minum dulu!
Additional chlorine used to reduce the effects of ammonia in raw water at several treatment plants in Selangor will not endanger health if stipulated amounts are used, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said Tuesday.
"They (Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas)) have the measurements," he told Bernama here.
Syabas also gave the assurance that the water supplied by it was safe for use.
March 1st: "Eh, kita potong dulu your water, then we kaji-kaji, kennornot?"
Several areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will experience water disruptions from Thursday until March 9, announced Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), Wednesday.
Therefore, the residents are advised to keep sufficient water and use it prudently.
The disruptions are because of works to clean several reservoirs and tanks, the company said in a statement.
March 2nd: "It's official. You have just drank shite. Not just human shite. But also cow shite, palm oil shite,
The release of effluent from industrial and animal rearing activities as well as discharge from garbage disposal sites and sewage ponds were identified as the cause of pollution at Sungai Selangor resulting in the pungent smell of water in several areas in the state and Kuala Lumpur last Sunday.
Selangor Infrastructure and Public Utility Committee Chairman Datuk Abdul Fatah Iskandar said among industries located along Sungai Selangor were palm oil and rubber-based factories while the animal waste came from cattle farms.
Would someone mind to be like Erin Brockovich to send a sample of the water to this Datuk Fatah and your favourite MB and say "This is specially brewed for you. Enjoy it."?