Penang is facing water cuts from May 14 to May 17 due to a sharp decrease in the water level of Sungai Muda, a major river that supplies water to the state.
The water supply disruption is expected to affect nearly 500,000 households in Penang. The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) has issued a statement urging residents to use water sparingly during this period and to store enough water for their daily needs.
PBAPP also assured that water supply will be restored as soon as the water level in Sungai Muda returns to normal.
The water level of Sungai Muda is significantly lower than usual, as indicated by information from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change.
This is not the first time that Penang has experienced water cuts due to low water levels in Sungai Muda. In 2021, the state faced similar water supply disruptions for several days, causing inconvenience to residents. The PBAPP has been taking measures to increase the water supply capacity of the state, such as building new dams and rainwater harvesting systems, to reduce its reliance on Sungai Muda.
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