Water rationing in several areas in Kedah

Consumers in Kedah have been advised to use water wisely. (Bernama pic)

ALOR SETAR: Water rationing has been implemented in several areas in Kedah following the low water supply due to the extreme hot weather over the past few months.

The areas having water rationing are Merbok, Tanjung Dawai, Bedong, Semeling, Singkir and Gurun.

Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir said water rationing only involved places which were badly affected even though there was no emergency declared in those areas.

“Water rationing depends on the severity of water supply disruption and, if need be, we will channel water to the affected areas. Nonetheless, we will be monitoring the situation closely.

“A ‘Save Water’ campaign has also been launched to provide greater awareness to the people.

“I am asking all consumers to use water prudently,” he said after attending the Kedah Regional Development Authority (Keda) bi-monthly assembly here today.

He said the state government is holding discussions with Syarikat Air Darul Aman (Sada) and the water, land and natural resources ministry to seek solutions on the matter.