Baling floods causing taps to run dry in Penang

Published on 7 Jul 2022 8:07:16 PM

The water supply disruptions caused by deluge of mud into Sungai Muda after the Baling floods shows why Penang needs the Sungai Perak raw water transfer project, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

The Penang Chief Minister said that at the Sungai Dua water treatment plant (WTP) in Tasek Gelugor on Thursday (July 7), and urged Federal Government and relevant ministries to look into speeding up the matter.

Meanwhile, Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa said they had always insisted that the Ulu Muda water catchment area must be gazetted to ensure the quality of raw water supply from Sungai Muda, added that they would continue to draw water stored in Mengkuang dam to ensure safe water turbidity levels.