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LAST_UPDATEFri, 27 Oct 2017 9am

Water Supply Disruption In 76 Areas In Spu And Butterworth

GEORGE TOWN: A 12-hour disruption in water supply is scheduled for 76 areas in Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) and Butterworth beginning 10 pm on Saturday until 10 am the following day.

Chief Executive Officer of the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa in a statement here today said the disruption follows the installation of pressure reduction valves in 600 mm mild steel pipes in Jalan Pekan Dara, SPU to lessen the incidence of burst pipes, underground pipe leakages as well as water loss.

During this time, 25 areas will be without water supply, seven of which in SPU, namely Jalan Gelung Bubu, Kampung Gelang Bubu, Kampung Tok Bidan, Kampung Paya Permatang Tok Gelam, Jalan Permatang Tok Gelam, Permatang Benuan and Kampung Haji Murshid, and 18 others in Butterworth.

The areas are Taman Perkasa, Taman Sri Pinang, Kampong Paya Terbakar, Taman Maklom, Taman Selayang Utama, Alor Merah, Taman Selayang Permai, Sungai Lokan, Taman Selayang Oren, Permatang Che Tak, Tanah Lot Kampung Benggali, Kampung Teluk Sungai Dua, Taman Ketapang Sungai Puyu, Jalan Permatang Tok Jaya, Taman Selayang, Stesen Tol Sungai Dua, Taman Selayang Indah and Taman Mahsuri.

Jaseni said 40 other areas in SPU will experience low water pressure during this period, namely Pasir Gebu, Kampung Lahar Kepar, Permatang Gawa, Kampung Padang, Jalan Kuala Muda, Jalan Permatang Kuang, Taman Kuala Muda, Kuala Bekah, Bakau Tua, Taman Kuala Bekah, Pulau Mertajam, Penaga, Permatang Keriang, Taman Penaga Permai, Permatang Kabu, Lahar Ikan Mati, Permatang Tok Berin, Jalan Lahar Kepar and Kota Aur.

Other affected areas are Taman Penaga, Permatang Bendahari, Penaga low-cost houses, Jalan Rantau Panjang, Jalan Bakar Kapor, Kampung Sungai Kedak, Kampung Padang Tembusu, Kampung 20 Permatang Rawa Tepi Laut,Jalan Bawah Penaga, Kampung Gurun and Kampung Lembah Penaga.

Also affected are Kampung Tok Loba, Kampung Permatang Janggus Penaga, Permatang Pak Elong, Jalan Lahar Minyak, Permatang Sintok, Kampung Lahar Minyak, Jalan Butterworth, Jalan Guar Kepah, Permatang Pak Maras, Pengkalan Bongor and Jalan Permatang Rambai.

In Butterworth, 11 areas in Butterworth will suffer low water pressure, namely Jalan Sheikh Madar, Jalan Padang Benggali, Telok Air Tawar, Taman Air Tawar Indah, Taman Sejahtera, Taman KGN Telok Air Tawar, Jalan Tengku Putra, Jalan Telok Air Tawar, Jalan Bagan Belat and Titi Mukim Telok Air Tawar.

“A total of 46,000 people will have no water supply, while 52,000 others suffer low water pressure during this period. People in these areas are reminded to store sufficient water for use from 10 pm on Saturday until 10 am the following day.

“The PBAPP apologises for any inconvenience caused,” Jaseni said.

-BERNAMA