885,000 may face water rationing in Johor

  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 May 2016

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

JOHOR BARU: Unless the water levels at the Congok and Layang dams improve, almost 885,000 consumers in four districts will be affected by scheduled water rationing by the end of the month.

State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammed said there had not been much improvement in the water levels at both dams despite the downpours in Johor Baru.

“At least 85,000 consumers in the Mersing and Kota Tinggi districts have been experien­cing scheduled water rationing for the past month.

“If the water level at the Layang dam does not increase by the end of this month, some 800,000 consumers in Johor Baru and Pasir Gudang will also face scheduled water rationing,” he told a press conference yesterday.

He added that the Congok dam was only able to supply water for another two weeks while the Layang dam could only supply water for about a month.

Hasni said the state would do more cloud seeding, including those by private companies.

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