KANGAR – Water rationing in the northern parts of Perlis from Wang Kelian, Kaki Bukit, Titi Tinggi, Beseri and Abi began today, said Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.
He said 13,000 domestic users would be affected by the move while residents in Kampung Melayu, Kampung Kolam and Kampung Kok Mak in Padang Besar; Jalan Batu 16; National Service Training Programme (PLKN) in Guar Chenderai; dan Kampung Bukit Merah, Beseri still received water supply with lower pressure.
In this regard, he said the affected areas would be supplied with clean water from lorry tankers and static tanks placed at several strategic locations in the villages concerned.
He said Syarikat Air Perlis (SAP) would supply clean water to schools or institutions of higher learning (IPT) in the affected locations if there were demands from them.
Azlan, who is also SAP chairman, suggested that leave be granted to the Guar Chenderai PLKN trainees for the 2.0 Series 13/2016 who started their training on March 26 until water supply returned to normal, while students of the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) in Beseri could be given leave to return home during the weekend.
“The water rationing plan is subject to changes from time to time by SAP because if rain occurs in the near future, we can stop the rationing.
“During the critical period, consumers in the affected areas are advised to conserve the water available during times of emergency,” he said after feting 44 former village heads at a gathering with the Perlis Menteri Besar at the Dewan Residensi, here last night.
He said the cloud seeding operations in Perlis would be continued for the fifth day today and is expected to end on Monday (April 18). – BERNAMA