Dipping levels at Melaka's dams causing low water pressure

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  • Monday, 16 Sep 2019

Low (right) helping residents at Pangsapuri Kota Laksamana Utama to fill up water containers. - Bernama

MELAKA: Residents at the Cheng Ria medium cost flats here are complaining of low water pressure due to a reduction in levels at the state's two major dams – Durian Tunggal and Jus.

The low water pressure is making it difficult for some residents to bathe or even use the toilets.

Melaka Health and Anti-Drugs Committee chairman Low Chee Leong said his neighbours were mostly Bangladeshi and Nepalese factory workers who had sought his help over the low water pressure due to low levels at the Durian Tunggal and Jus Dams.

"I am also badly affected although I stay on the lower ground. I have to collect water in containers for my family," he said when met here on Monday (Sept 16).

"My neighbours are placing their hopes on me. I am working closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that the supply is not cut but they have to put up with the low water pressure for a few more days," he said.

Low said the state government was also working towards addressing the low water pressure issue.

"The state government has sourced for supply from Negri Sembilan and Johor to meet the demand here.

"Chief Minister (Adly Zahari) is scheduled to visit Durian Tunggal Dam on Tuesday to announce remedial measures to restore the supply, especially to high-rise residential blocks," he said.

Meanwhile, Adly said the lower levels of water at two major dams here – Durian Tunggal and Jus – were contributing to the low water pressure in several areas.

Adly said Melaka water concessionaire Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB), with reinforcement from Ranhill SAJ (Johor), Syarikat Ais Selangor (AIS), dan Lembaga Air Perak (LAP), had dispatched 16 tankers to affected areas here.

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