80,000 water consumers in Kuantan affected by dry weather

KUANTAN: Almost 80,000 consumers here have been left “high and dry” because the current hot spell has caused water reserves at two reservoirs to drop drastically.

Pahang Basic Amenities, Public Delivery System and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Seri Norol Azali Sulaiman said this was the main factor for the reduction in raw water supply to the Pancing and Semambu water treatment plants.

“The absence of rainfall has also caused the water level at the Chereh Dam to be at its lowest since it was built in 2008 and is no longer able to meet the shortfall,” he told Bernama after a meeting with Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP) on the problem here today.

Present were PAIP chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zahari Md Isa and general manager (Operations) Amir Khan Ayob Mohamed.

Mohd Zahari said PAIP was providing 18 static tanks which were placed in 13 areas to address the situation. — Bernama

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