JOHOR BARU: Over 15,000 residents in Mersing are in for some festive joy as their scheduled water supply exercise will be temporarily halted this coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Syarikat Air Johor Holdings Sdn Bhh chief executive officer Abdul Wahab Abdul Hamid said that they would ensure that there would be no water supply disruption during the 12 days period between June 29 and July 10 (fourth day of Hari Raya).
He added that after that period, the scheduled water supply would resume as previously planned between May 15 and July 16.
“We understand that during the festive season, many people will come back and get together with their families therefore enough water supply is needed during this period.
“During this time, demand for water will increase to about 300% compared to the normal consumption, therefore people must use water with care to prevent disruptions,” he said during a break of fast dinner with the media at Selasih Restaurant, Sri Gelam here recently.
He added that the water level at Congok dam was last recorded at 3.63m compared to its critical level of 4.88m while the Sungai Mersing water level recorded at 12.08m compared to its warning level of 11.70m.
“Although the water level at Congok dam is below the critical level, it is supported by a back up supply by Sungai Mersing.
“We have also begun pumping water from Sungai Jemari that acts as a feeder river to the Congok dam since June 13 to improve the water level,” he said.
He added that so far other areas in the state were stable and would not be facing any water disruption, especially during the festive season.