Dry spell affects water supply in Kedah, Johor

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The ongoing dry spell and heatwave has affected the water supply in Johor and Kedah, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar (pic).

According to Dr Jayakumar, residents in Merbok, Tanjung Dawai, Singkir, Semeling and Bedong in Kedah were affected by the heatwave.

He added that those residing in Kota Tinggi, Pontian, and Simpang Renggam in Johor were also affected.

However, Dr Jayakumar reassured that the water supply in other states was still under control.

“The ministry is ready to work together with them (Johor and Kedah) and to also channel financial assistance to upgrade (water treatment plants) in these states.

“I have asked the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) to conduct studies to find out which areas always have problems, and these areas will be given focus,” he said.

At the same time, he said that observations by SPAN found that raw water levels at most dams were still at normal levels.

He said three dams are facing low water levels - the Lebam, Layang and Pulai 2 dams in Johor.

“I want to urge Malaysians to use water carefully during the dry spell. Avoid wastage so our water resources can last longer,” he added. 

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Perikatan forming 'Shadow Cabinet' as a check and balance for Pakatan-led unity govt, says PAS info chief
Middle income earners feel like they are also poor
Distribute targeted subsidies via cash transfers, says academician
Floods: Two relief centres opened in Sepang on Nov 29 night
Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 2,000 mark for first time since Nov 20 with 1,672 new infections
PN candidate gives police statement on seditious remark
Preacher charged with rape, sexual assault
Baling MP probed for calling PM ‘an agent of Israel’
Sabah to evict ‘proxy’ residents
Stats Dept: Crime index dropped by 19% in 2021

Others Also Read