Water rationing soon for 800,000 in JB and Pasir Gudang

Water level at Sungai Layang Dam in Masai, Pasir Gudang.

JOHOR BARU: The water level at two major dams continues to worsen despite daily rainfall in the city.

State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammed said the number of consumers facing scheduled water rationing is expected to increase to 885,000 by the end of the month.

He added that presently, 85,000 consumers in Mersing and Kota Tinggi have been facing scheduled water rationing for the past one month.

"We expect this to continue in the two areas while about 800,000 consumers in Johor Baru and Pasir Gudang will be involved in water rationing by the end of the month," he said at a press conference here Thursday.

Hasni said the two major dams are Empangan Congok and Empangan Layang, adding that the present daily rainfall is not enough in the catchment areas.

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