Call to prepare for dry season


Vital to be prepared: Most dams in Penang like this one at Air Itam are holding a good capacity of water but Penangites will face drier times ahead. (Inset) A closer view of the current water level at the dam.

PENANGITES should not waste water despite most of the local dams recording a good capacity, said Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) general manager Jaseni Maidinsa.

“The public should start conserving water for the dry season ahead.

“We should be cautious so we can pull through the dry season like we did last year.

“It has not rained since Jan 12. It is good to start saving water for the dry times ahead,” he said when contacted yesterday.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department website, the state will experience isolated rain at night on Sunday and isolated showers in the afternoon and night on Tuesday.

A closer view of the current water level at the dam.
A closer view of the current water level at the dam.

The rest of the days will be sunny until Jan 28.

Perlis will experience fair weather from today until Jan 28.

Kedah will see isolated showers in the afternoon from today until Jan 27 and fair weather on Jan 28.

The southwest monsoon which signifies drier weather will be from late May to September.

The public can check out tips on saving water at http://www.pba.com.my.

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