Monsoon season: Johor constantly monitoring dam performance

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government is constantly monitoring the performance of dams in this state, especially during heavy rains caused by the northeast monsoon.

State Works, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said this was to ensure these dams could accommodate a substantial amount of rainfall, particularly during the monsoon season.

"Based on our records in March this year, despite the high rainfall at that time, our dams were under control and even overflow was managed.

"We anticipate that this year’s monsoon won’t be as critical as before, and God willing, it will be managed. We consistently monitor these dams, some of which are under Ranhill SAJ’s supervision, some under the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), and others,” he told reporters here on Monday (Dec 11).

He said the state government also holds meetings regularly with relevant parties to assess the performance of plants and dams throughout the state.

There are a total of 17 dams in Johor, 10 of which are being supervised by Ranhill SAJ, four by DID and three under the state Water Regulatory Body (Bakaj).

Mohamad Fazli said this when asked about the dams’ performance and whether they could accommodate a large amount of rainfall following the northeast monsoon season.

Earlier, he presided over a ceremony to recognise Ranhill SAJ in the Malaysia Book of Records for its success in becoming the first water operator in Malaysia to obtain Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification for 44 water treatment plants in this state.

Mohamad Fazli hoped the company would work harder to ensure the water supply in the state and maintain high-quality water.

Meanwhile, Ranhill SAJ chief executive officer Muhamad Faizal Aliar said the HACCP certification could increase the confidence of all users that the supplied water is safe for consumption and of high quality.- Bernama

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