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Simpang Renggam Water Treatment Plant closed again due to high ammonia content

Last Update: 25/04/2019

KLUANG, April 25 (Bernama) -- The Simpang Renggam Water Treatment Plant has to be shut down again today following the deterioration in the quality of raw water at the plant due to the high ammonia content readings.

Johor International Trade, Investment and Utility Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse said the  water treatment plant had initially resumed its operations at 11 pm yesterday after safety was ensured.

“However, after nearly 12 hours, we have to stop the operation again at 11 am today, when it was found that the ammonia content has increased to 6.2 parts per million (PPM).

"The latest reading at noon today, the ammonia content at the plant has dropped to 5.8 PPM and we are now monitoring the quality of the water every hour before it can be processed and distributed to residents in Simpang Renggam," he told reporters after visiting the plant at Taman Renggam Jaya here.

He said 30 water tankers had been deployed to the affected areas.




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