Malaysia: Water shortage in Pahang

300 account holders facing water disruption in Pahang
NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI New Straits Times 9 Jun 16;

KUANTAN: About 360 account holders in the Temerloh district will continue to face water disruption following the prolonged hot and dry weather due to the El Nino phenomenon.

Pahang Water Management Bhd (PAIP) public relations and corporate communications officer Nurul Farhana Abdul Hamid said the account holders, mainly in Temerloh, Mentakab and Lancang, are still facing water disruption, which had been occurring since April.

“The drying up of Sungai Pahang due to the phenomenon has caused low water pressure at the Lubuk Kawah plant.

“Therefore two water tankers and 19 static water tanks have been deployed by Paip to help residents,” she said when contacted today.

She said the affected areas in Mentakab, involved 200 account holders namely in Taman Saga Indah, Mentakab Hopital’s clinic, quarters, nurse hostel, hemodialysis building and Mentakab police station and quarters.

“In Lancang, 100 affected account holders are at the 5th Mile Camp, Desa Bakti, Desa Jaya Batu 7, Jalan Karak, Kampung Bongsu Lancang, Kunia Setia Farm, Kampung Bongsu, Kampung Sungai Kepong, Kampung Paya Siput, Kampung Rantau Panjang, Kampung Bukit Licin, Kampung Sempadan, Kampung Pongsoi and Kampung Sempadan.” In Temerloh, 60 account holders at Kampung Paya Mengkuang, Kampung Baru Sanggang, Kampung Tualang Hulu, Kampung Paya Petai, Desa Murni Kerdau, Desa Murini Sanggang, Kampung Baru, Kampung Tan Sri Yahya and Kampung Baru Belenggu were affected by the water disruption.

Asked on plans to assist the residents especially during this fasting month and if it will prolong until Hari Raya, Farhana said Paip would continue to deploy their water tankers and static water tanks to the affected areas.

As for Lipis, Nurul Farhana said no water disruptions were reported since operations at the Jelai treatment plant resumed on June 1.

For enquiries and updates, the public can contact the Paip hotline at 09-573-999 or visit