Worst water shortage occurred in 1998 with 150 days of rationing

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014

PETALING JAYA: The country’s worst water shortage happened in 1998 when drying dams caused water to be rationed for nearly 150 days for 3.2 million residents in the Klang Valley.

The episode – dubbed the “national­ water crisis” – was triggered by a protracted dry spell in the Klang Valley and parts of Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Penang, Kedah and Perlis from March that year.

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