Water disruption in Kuantan could continue with the dry spell

Water disruption in Kuantan could continue with the dry spell

KUANTAN: The water supply disruption in this district which is affecting almost 80,000 consumers is expected to continue for a further one to two months if the dry spell is prolonged.

Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP) district senior manager Abdul Aziz Mohamed Noh said the lack of rainfall has caused the water level at reservoirs to drop, and also at the Chereh Dam which is one of the main water sources here.

“The current water level of the Chereh Dam is 54 meters and could dwindle to 40 metres if this dry spell continues. We need to be prepared to face this situation,” he said.

Abdul Aziz said this to the press after a site visit to the Sungai Kenau here today, with Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung and Teruntum assemblyman Sim Chon Siang.

In regards to the brackish water issue around the area, Abdul Aziz said it happens because of the leak on the wall of Kobat Dam here, due to floods early last year.

“The situation caused sea water to seep into the dam and make the water supplied to the consumer feel brackish. The PAIP has already requested the relevant parties to address this issue,” he said. — Bernama

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