LAKU Management has no plan of rationing water supply in Bintulu yet according to a source from LAKU Management Bintulu.
“We face only slight drop of water level at our dams,” LAKU officer who wants to be anonymous said when contacted on Friday.
Bintulu sourced its raw water supply from Sibiew river and two dams – Sika and Kelalong. Sibiew river and Sika Dam has a yield of 80 MLD, while Kelalong Dam 200 MLD.
“But we would advice member of the public to conserve water,” he said.
Certain areas in Sarawak has started water rationing as water levels in dams and rivers have dropped drastically over the past few days.
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said thousands of residents in Sarikei Division in central Sarawak would be affected, starting Friday.
“Notices will be given out tomorrow (Friday) on the time of water rationing in Sarikei,” he told reporters at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia yesterday.
The water authorities in Sarikei draw raw water from the Gerugu Dam. Dr Chan said Tanjung Manis, Belawai and Beladin in Mukah Division were among the water-stressed areas because of the prolonged drought.
Dr Chan, also state disaster relief committee chairman, said water rationing has also been imposed in Simunjan in Kuching Division.