PUTRAJAYA: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) has set up a special technical working committee to examine and propose a solution to the water supply disruption in Kedah and Penang caused by a sudden drop in Sungai Muda’s water level.
SPAN said the incident on May 14 affected the operation of several water treatment plants in Kedah and Penang, resulting in the disruption of clean water supply for 678,983 user accounts.
“The committee was established to obtain information and evidence, examine all aspects related to the incident, and further recommend measures to ensure the sustainability of the water supply,” it said in a statement today.
SPAN expects the committee to finalise its report by the middle of next month.
On May 14, the water level in Sungai Muda had reportedly dropped below 1m because of a faulty barrage gate, affecting production at the Sungai Dua treatment plant.