More water lorries to the rescue


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 Jul 2016

ALOR SETAR: The state government has instructed Syarikat Air Darul Aman Sdn Bhd (SADA) to use more lorries to ferry water to areas facing shortages.

State Housing and Local Government, Water Supply and Water Resources and Energy committee chairman Datuk Badrol Hisham Hashim said Kota Setar, Pokok Sena, Merbok and Baling had been identified as the critical areas.

“The water shortage is caused by increased demand as many have returned home for the Raya celebrations.”

He said about 5,000 homes in the areas were affected.

“To overcome the problem, SADA has been told to increase the numbers of lorries sending water to the affected areas.

“SADA must ensure that all affected consumers including suraus and mosques receive enough water throughout Raya.

“We want SADA to supply water according to the needs of the customers and not based on a timetable,” Badrol Hisham said during a ‘Jom Bakar Lemang’ programme with the media on Monday.

He said a new water treatment facility was being built in Pokok Sena and would be completed in 18 months.

He added that the authorities were also studying the possibility of tapping underground water in Tupah, Merbok.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Journalists in Asean should share views on regional issues, says Fahmi
Malaysia extends condolences to Musharraf’s family
Flood warning issued for Kuantan and Rompin districts
Drones deployed over Pulau Mawar to assist search for missing student
KJ: I said no to Zahid's offer of Umno No 2 post in 2018
Landslide leaves 1,000 Orang Asli in Pos Gob stranded
Special committee set up to print, distribute one million Quran worldwide
Three Sabah rural tourism operators get prestigious Asean awards
'Asam Pedas' outlet among 25 eateries to join Menu Rahmah programme in Melaka
Land clearing for ECRL does not involve de-gazetting forest reserves, says MRL

Others Also Read