Johor implements scheduled water supply in three areas

03 Sep 2019 / 21:15 H.

JOHOR BARU: Scheduled supply of water has been implemented in Simpang Renggam, Layang-Layang and northern Pontian in Johor following the prolonged dry spell and lower rainfall over the past two weeks.

In a statement today, the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) said the scheduled supply of water from Sept 2 to Oct 2 would affect 149,550 consumers from 29,910 accounts.

It will be undertaken by water services operator SAJ Ranhill in alternate periods, with 36 hours of supply followed by 36 hours of non-supply to ensure an optimum supply of water despite the limited resources.

SPAN said the dry weather had caused the Machap dam to breach the critical level, while the situation at the Lebam, Upper Layang and Pulai 2 dams where water levels had also reached the critical level was being addressed by the supply of raw water pumped from the Seluyut dam (for Lebam and Upper Layang) and the Pontian Kecil dam (for Pulai 2).

Advising customers to consume water responsibly and store sufficient water for the periods of non-supply, SPAN also said it was monitoring the water levels at all major dams in the country and would submit updates to the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry. — Bernama

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