Malaysia: Water rationing in Kluang for a month due to drastic drop in Sembrong Kiri river

Scheduled water supply in Kluang from Aug 16 to Sept 15
BERNAMA New Straits Times 12 Aug 16;

JOHOR BARU: SAJ Holdings (SAJ) today announced the implementation of the scheduled water supply for subscribers in Kluang who receive treated water from the East and West Sembrong water treatment plants, from Aug 16 to Sept 15.

SAJ chief executive officer Abdul Wahab Abdul Hamid said the scheduled water supply exercise would be carried out through the ‘36 hours with water supply and 36 hours without water supply’.

He said the water level at the Sembrong Kiri river, which is supplying raw water to the East Sembrong Water Treatment Plant and the Sembrong dam to the West Sembrong Water Treatment Plant, had dropped drastically for the past two weeks due to no rain in the area.

In this regard, Abdul Wahab said the scheduled water supply was aimed at extending the period of water storage at the dam and river.

“The exercise only involved certain areas in Kluang while (the water supply in) other areas in Johor is still stable.

Some areas in Mersing are still continuing with the scheduled water supply until Sept 15,” he said in a statement.

Consumers can obtain the schedule from, among others, the SAJ website www.saj.com.my and Facebook page ‘Setitis YANG Bermakna’.

For any enquiries, consumers can contact SAJ Info Centre at 1 800 88 7474 or SMS to 019-7727474 or email to customer.care@saj.com.my. --Bernama


Water cuts inKluang until middle of September
The Star 16 Aug 16;

JOHOR BARU: Residents staying in some parts of Kluang here will be experiencing scheduled water supply starting from today to September 15 due to the shortage of water at the Sembrong dam.

Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) Holdings Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Abdul Wahab Abdul Hamid said that there was a shortage of raw water supply from the Sembrong Kiri River for the past two weeks.

He said due to the lack of rain at several areas in Kluang, there has been a shortage of water supply from the river to the east and west of Sembrong water treatment plant as well as the dam.

“This scheduled cuts would be carried out to extend the period of water storage at the dam and at the treatment plant,” he said in a statement.

Abdul Wahab added that residents would be experiencing 36 hours of complete water supply and another 36 hours of no supply as approved by the National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

“Residents are advised to prepare for the situation and are urged to store enough water,” he said.

He added that the scheduled water supply would be implemented in some areas in Kluang and Mersing while other parts of the state would not be affected.

“Residents are also advised not to store too much water before the exercise as it would affect the storage of water at the treatment plant and dam,” he said, adding that other treatment plants are stable and operating normally statewide.

For more information about the scheduled water supply, log on to www.saj.com.my or find the schedule on its Facebook page at “Setitis YANG Bermakna”.

The schedule would also be distributed to some Kluang community centres.

For inquiries, call SAJ Info Centre at 1 800 88 7474, SMS to 019-772 7474 or email customer.care@saj.com.my.

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