Residents in more than 100 sub-districts around Johor Bahru and Kulai districts, Malaysia, were hit with disruptions to their water supply following a fire at Semangar water treatment plant in Kota Tinggi on Tuesday, 12 October.
In a Facebook post, Ranhill SAJ, the utility company that runs the plant said that the fire, which took place around 2pm, damaged the plant’s two transformer units causing its shutdown.
The company added that it was working with the relevant parties to ‘overcome the problem’ and warned that residents living in areas such as Senai, Kulai, Kempas and Austin, could expect disruptions to their water supplies.
The Kota Tinggi fire department, which responded to an emergency call around 2.57pm, had confirmed that two transformer units at the Semangar water treatment plant were on fire.
A team of 12 firefighters sent to the scene managed to put the fire under control two hours later.
In its Facebook posts on Wednesday, Ranhill SAJ called for patience while they worked to restore water supply. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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