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44 areas in Melaka affected due to water disruption


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5 December, MELAKA – As many as 44 areas in three districts of the state are experiencing water shortages due to low rainfall over Sungai Melaka lately.

Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) said in a statement on its Facebook page here last night that the situation had caused the water level in the catchment and Sungai Melaka to be in unsatisfactory condition.

“Sebukor Water Treatment Plant reduced its operation by 22 million litres per day (MLD) and the Bertam Water Plant decreased by 34 MLD and caused some areas in the three districts to be affected.

“However, we released the water from the Durian Tunggal Dam to Sungai Melaka to ensure that the level of water in Sungai Melaka was stabilised at about 9.20pm yesterday night and the plant operation was carried out as usual at 11.30am,” it said.

The statement said the affected areas of Central Melaka were Lorong Pandan, Kesidang, Kampung Lapan, Kota Laksamana, Semabok, Bachang, Batu Berendam, Taman Sayang Selasih, Limbongan, Klebang Besar, Ujong Pasir (expected to be affected) Kandang, Padang Temu, Bukit Godek , Taman Seri Duyong, Taman Sri Duyong Section 1, 2 and 3, Taman Desa Duyong, Permatang Pasir, Bukit Lintang and Alai.

In the Jasin district, areas affected are Kampung Jus, Selandar, Kampung Bukit Senggeh, Felda Bukit Komeng, Felda Sri Kemendor, Felda Air Kangkung, Taman Sri Kemendor, Kampung Sri Kesang, Jalan Selandar Permai, Taman Jus Perdana, Taman Selandar Indah, Taman Pelangi, Taman Sri Selandar, Taman Selandar Murni, Kampung Baru Selandar, Taman Bukit Senggeh, Institut Latihan Perindustrian Selandar and Kolej Komuniti.

For the Alor Gajah district, affected areas are Bukit Bulat, Menggong, Melaka Pindah, Machap Umboo, Pengkalan and Hutan Percha.

SAMB said water tanker assistance would be deployed to areas that had been cut off for more than 24 hours and were working hard to rehabilitate the affected catchment pools to ensure the water supply reached every customer’s premises.

It added consumer cooperation during the interruption period was greatly appreciated and apologised for the inconvenience.

SAMB said any inquiries could be directed to their 24-hour customer service centre at 15800 or click for complaints and inquiries via SMS / Whatsapp.


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