Melaka water rationing exercise going well so far


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  • Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

Keeping tabs: An official from SAMB checking that all is in working order at one of the 132 one-stop water supply centres in Melaka. — Bernama

MELAKA: The water-rationing exercise in the state has been going well with no major issues in densely-populated Malim, says Kesidang assemblyman Allex Seah.

He said that he received backlash from angry residents while personally helping to distribute water to high-rises during a similar rationing exercise in September last year.

“However, when I met the residents they were much more accepting and understood the need for rationing due to depleting levels at our dams, ” he said yesterday.

“I understand their predicament. It’s important that water supply must reach households, especially homes with elderly people, the disabled and young children, ” he added.

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari announced that the rationing exercise would affect 550,673 or 62.8% of the Melaka population.

The rationing exercise will start on a 24-hour basis and on alternate days for an indefinite period.

Schools, hospitals, industries and hotels would not be affected by the exercise.

Seah said Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) had set up 132 one-stop centres to provide water supply services.

He said 15 community leaders in his constituency were on standby to manage the water supply distribution for the people.

Residents in Ujong Pasir and Telok Mas said their water supply flowed as usual, although the pressure was low in some areas.

Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong said he had not received any complaints since yesterday morning.

“We pray and hope the rain continues so that supply can resume in the next few days, ” he added.

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