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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
My friends in Taiping, did you buy one of these to store water? GREAT idea! 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
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.
— Lembaga 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.
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.
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:
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