Another Johor water treatment plant shuts down due to ammonia pollution

Another Johor water treatment plant shuts down due to ammonia pollution

SINGAPORE: Johor water supply provider SAJ Ranhill has been forced to shut down its fourth water treatment plant in under a month due to ammonia pollution. 

In a statement on Saturday (Nov 18) night, the company said 45,000 account holders in Kluang would be affected by the closure of the plant in Sembrong Barat. This is equivalent to 225,000 consumers, the New Straits Times cited SAJ as saying. 

Around 1.8 million residents in Johor Baru were affected after the company shut down operations in three plants in late October due to the high levels of ammonia found in their raw water from Johor River. 

Following this, a chicken farm and fertiliser factory found to be polluting the river were closed by the state government. 

Source: CNA/hs

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