September 20, 2020 @ 1:48pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) today denied that the black discolouration of water at Sungai Gong yesterday was due to effluent discharge from its Rawang Integrated Industrial Park Sewage Treatment Plant (GBK134).
In a statement today, IWK said it believes that the effluent was released by an illegal waste disposal unit near the plant, and that the water had turned a deep yellow.
IWK chief executive officer Narendran Maniam said chemical dosage works were immediately carried out to control the situation.
He said staff at the plant first noticed that non-sewage waste was present in the plant's inlet chamber, causing water in the final stage of treatment at the plant to be imbued a deep yellow.