SINGAPORE: The Republic has been supplying additional potable water to Johor since Jun 4, following a request for assistance from the Malaysian state’s water regulatory body Badan Kawalselia Air Johor (BAKAJ).
PUB, the national water agency, said on Monday (Jun 6) that the current dry weather has severely affected water levels in Johor’s Sungei Layang dam, and BAKAJ requested for an additional 6 million gallons per day (mgd) of potable water for a month to supplement its water supply.
PUB agreed, and has been injecting the additional supply of potable water from the Johor River Waterworks (JRWW) that it operates in Johor, the press release said.
“The arrangement is temporary and subject to regular review. This will not affect the water supply in Singapore in the short term,” PUB said. It did note that the dry weather has also affected water levels in Linggiu Reservoir, which has dipped to 33 per cent, from 40 per cent in April, and is at an “all-time low”.
Under the 1962 Water Agreement, PUB is entitled to draw up to 250mgd of raw water from the Johor River daily. In return, Johor is e…