Enough water for dry days

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  • Friday, 19 Feb 2016

PENANG’S water supply is still stable despite the dry season.

PBA Holdings Berhad (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa said PBAPP had been drawing water from Sungai Muda to minimise dependence on Penang island dams in Air Itam and Teluk Bahang.

These ‘strategic drought reserves’, he said, had suffered decreases of 4% (Air Itam Dam) and 5% (Teluk Bahang Dam).

“Although rainfall has reple-nished dam reserves lost to evaporation and balanced off increases in water consumption on hot days, let us not take things for granted.

“We must ensure our dams continue to store sufficient water until the April showers arrive.”

Jaseni advised the public not to be complacent about conserving water.

He added that Air Itam Dam and Teluk Bahang Dam were 85.3% and 79.1% full respectively, while Sungai Muda’s water level was at 2.83m.

From Jan 1 to Tuesday, rain gauges have recorded 122mm, 172mm and 347mm of rainfall at Air Itam Dam, Teluk Bahang Dam and Mengkuang Dam respectively.

For water saving tips, visit www.pba.com.my.

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