BANTING:The Banting Hospital has allayed fears that its operations could be affected by any water cut following the pollution in the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant on Saturday.
Its director, Dr Fakhruddin Amran, said although the hospital was on alert, it was operating as usual.
‘The hospital received support from the Sungai Labu water treatment plant in Salak Tinggi. We understand that the water supply for this district has since been shifted to the Labohan Dagang treatment plant.
‘We have not faced any water cut. However, we are monitoring our water supply, especially at the hospital’s main water tank,’he said here yesterday.
He said the hospital had an emergency plan in place should it face a water cut.
The hospital’s employees, he said, were checking the main water tank’s water level every two hours, adding that the readings were at normal level.
‘The hospital’s main tank has a capacity of 20,000 gallons (75,708 litres), which can last us for three to four hours. In fact, each clinical building is equipped with its own tank.
‘If a water cut occurs, we will rely on water supply from Air Selangor’s mobile tanker units,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Air Selangor corporate communications head Abdul Halem Mat Som said the company would not resume the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant’s operations until the water was declared free from pollution.
‘Although the (plant’s pollution) readings have shown improvement, we will not resume its operations yet as we want to ensure that the water supplied to consumers is free from odour.
‘Whenever the plant is affected by pollution, the contaminated water will not reach consumers as we would quickly shut off the mains and stop the plant’s operations.
‘This is to ensure that the water we supply to them is of the highest standards.’