JOHOR BARU: The scheduled water supply in several areas in the state, including Kota Tinggi, will be extended until next month with several improvements being made by Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ).
Its corporate communications chief Jamaluddin Jamal said the decision was made as the current situation at the Sungai Lebam and Sungai Layang dams was still critical.
He said the current level at Sungai Layang dam was 20.75m while Sungai Lebam dam was 8.57m, way below critical level of 23.50m and 12.27m.
“Both SAJ and the National Water Services Commission have decided to extend the scheduled water supply period after considering the dry weather, which is predicted to occur between January and March.
“Despite the frequent rainfalls recently, the raw water levels at both dams have yet to reach stable levels,” he said in a press statement here yesterday.
He said in Pasir Gudang, Masai and some parts of Johor Baru, consumers would receive a longer water supply from today until Dec 31.
“We have also managed to provide a normal water supply to several areas including Taman Desa Harmoni, Kampung Plentong Tengah, Rumah 10, Taman Saujana, Jalan Masai Lama, Taman Molek, Ponderosa and Taman Redang since Dec 9.
“We will closely monitor both dams from time to time and if the water level reaches the stable level, we will start to provide the normal water supply to the affected areas immediately,” he said.
Jamaluddin said although the water transfer project from Sungai Papan to Sungai Lebam dam recently was a success, there was no improvement in the water level.
“Consumers in Tanjung Surat, Mukim Pantai Timur and Mukim Pengerang in Kota Tinggi will still receive the previous scheduled water supply of 24-hour water supply between Dec 16 and Jan 15.
“These scheduled water supply will be called off when the situation permits and notices on the new scheduled water supply will be distributed to consumers soon,” he said.
For details, call 1 800 88 7474 (SAJ Info Centre), SMS 019-772 7474 or email email@example.com.