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Span chief: Gov't, public not taking water issue seriously, full-blown crisis in two years

Geraldine Tong

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Modified 2 Oct 2019, 9:22 am

The latest unscheduled water cut in Selangor affecting more than 370,000 users last Saturday is yet another in a string of water disruption and shortage incidents faced by the country in the past few years.

Earlier in September, Melaka and Johor also experienced water shortages throughout the states, with water levels at dams and treatment plants reaching dangerously low levels.

National Water Services Commission (Span) chairperson Charles Santiago pointed out that in 2018, Pahang recorded 449 cases of water treatment plant shutdowns while Selangor had 92 cases and Johor had 30...

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