KUANTAN: Pengurusan Air Pahang Bhd (PAIP) has provided 43 static tanks to supply water to residents of Chini, who are badly hit by drought caused by El Nino.
PAIP said in a statement that 4,500 account holders were affected by the disruption of supply from the Chini water treatment plant.
Until yesterday, 16 tanker lorries had sent water to the Chini 3, 4 and 5 highland areas, it said.
Pahang director of health Datuk Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said spring water near the Felda Chini Training Centre was unsafe for drinking and cooking because it contained coliform and e-coli bacteria.
It could only be used for washing and bathing.
PAIP said 81 static tanks, seven tanker lorries and seven filling stations have been supplying water to the people of Lipis, since a supply problem at the Air Jelai treatment plant.
Also, two tanker lorries and 29 static tanks were providing water to 360 account holders in Mentakab, Lanchang and Temerloh.
Supply from the Lubuk Kawah plant in Temerloh has been disrupted by drought, PAIP said. — Bernama
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