WATER CRISIS IN TAIPING, WETTEST TOWN IN MALAYSIA!

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IT’S BEEN JUST A YEAR AND A HALF SINCE TAIPING HAD WATER RATIONING.

That started on Friday, 4 March 2014

To prevent a recurrence, the State Government will be proactive.

Perak Government Takes Proactive Measures To Prevent Water Rationing In Taiping, Kamunting

IPOH, April 3 (Bernama) — The Perak government has taken several proactive measures in a bid to prevent a recurrence of water rationing in Taiping and Kamunting, State Public Amenities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water Committee chairman Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharudin said.

He said the state government had acquired additional source of water supply through the upgrading projects done at the Gunung Semanggol and Air Terjun water treatment plants to meet the demand of water in the two districts.

“The first phase of the upgrading project at Gunung Semanggol water treatment plant was completed in November 2014 and it now produces additional water supply of 20 million litres per day (MLD) to be distributed to Taiping and Kamunting.

“Besides, the implementation of the second phase of the project is now at tender stage. It is expected to be completed by end of 2016 and increase the plant’s water production capacity by 14 MLD,” he said in reply to Teh Kok Lim (DAP-Pokok Assam) at the State Assembly sitting here today.

Zainol said the upgrading project at the Air Terjun water treatment plant, on the other hand, was ongoing and was expected to produce additional water supply of 18 MLD.

“This upgrading project involves the installation of ‘intakes’ at Sungai Wang. I’m confident that the project will be completed by end of this year,” he added.

— BERNAMA

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1122728

TAIPING HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE WETTEST TOWN IN MALAYSIA. TAIPING HAS WATER RATIONING!

It began on Friday, 4 March 2014.

For more information, consumers can contact the affected area’s operations room and Lembaga Air Perak (LAP) consumer complaints centre in Taiping at 05-891 1437 or toll-free number 1-800-88-7788.

They can also visit the LAP official website at http://www.lap.com.my, email to aduanadmin@lap.com.my or check out @LAP on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

IT HAS BEEN RAINING IN TAIPING BUT NOT ENOUGH!

Malaysiakini 10:13AM Apr 9, 2014

Water rationing in Taiping and Kamunting to continue

The water level at the Taiping Headworks water treatment plant in Bukit Larut has not reached the normal level of 35 million litres per day to call off a scheduled water rationing exercise in Taiping and Kamunting.

State Public Utilities, Infrastructure, Energy and Water Committee chairperson Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin said a visit to the plant on Monday found that the water level had risen to nearly 30 million litres per day, but it was still insignificant. “The water level is still insufficient despite the rain lately,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

Zainol Fadzi said if the water level at the plant continued to rise by five million litres to reach 35 million litres or more, water rationing could be stopped before April 16. “Consumers need to understand that with the rationing plan, they can still enjoy water supply for a longer period than without the plan, given the limited water supply,” he said.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259498

My friends in Taiping, did you buy one of these to store water? GREAT idea! vvv 雨城配水 有没搞错? 水务局官员:配水计划照走 http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2014/04/03/124.html

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WATER RATIONING SCHEDULE

1. Water will come every 2 days.

2. Water will run 2-9pm.

3. No water for the next 53 hours.

4. Those on higher ground will receive water fr4om water tankers at night.

WATER RATIONING WILL AFFECT 23,719 HOUSEHOLDS, 3% of 710,000 Lembaga Air Perak (LAP) account holders.

太平水务局局长沙菲依说,如果太平继续下雨的话,储水量足够,太平及甘文丁区的配水范围将缩小。 他说,最近几天太平频频下雨,使到太平拉律山的蓄水区水位上升,但是阿依昆令水坝水位却未上升,因此配水计划必须继续进行。 他希望太平及甘文丁区人民,在这过渡期尽量节省用水,不要浪费水。

tttLembaga Air Perak (LAP) announces water rationing! Yesterday, Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir said although it had been raining in Taiping off late, the three-month dry spell had depleted water supply at the Ayer Kuning Dam and Taiping Headworks water treatment plant.   

Malaysiakini

8:44AM Apr 4, 2014

Taiping folk scramble for water containers

The unprecedented water rationing in this wettest town of the country has prompted residents to rush for pails and water containers.

As LAP notices on the scheduled water distribution went viral and reached homes, residents made a beeline for pails and water containers at shops. A plastic shop in Taiping sold 300 plastic containers priced between RM10 and RM45 since Wednesday, said shop assistant who identified herself as Nor Hasiah, 37. “We did not raise the prices although we had sold twice as much. We will get more supplies if there is a further increase in demand,” she told Bernama yesterday.

Restaurant operator Saniah Md Noor, 55, said she and her shop assistants scurried to store water in two tanks and bottles for cooking and washing dishes. “I hope the water rationing will be lifted sooner than expected as it had been raining of late – already three times this week, including heavy rain for an hour today,” she said.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259054

Star

Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 11:18:22 AM

Rationing to start in Taiping area from today

IPOH: Water rationing starts in Taiping and surrounding areas today. This is despite the “slightly improved” water level at the Headwood water treatment plant. The water rationing is expected to be enforced for about two weeks. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/03/Rationing-to-start-in-Taiping-area-from-today/See also:

Dry taps for country’s wettest town starting today | Malaysia | The

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/…/dry-taps-for-countrys-wettest-…

1 day ago – TAIPING, April 3 — Water rationing in the country’s wettest town, Taiping, begins today and will last two weeks. Public utilities, infrastructure 

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