- Air Itam Dam effective capacity dropped from 92.2% on 1.1.2019
- Water consumers are advised to use water wisely.
PENANG, Tuesday, 19.2.2019: Due to hot and dry weather, the effective capacity of the Air Itam Dam has dropped by 24.9% in the period 1.1.2019 – 18.2.2019.
The following table shows a summary of the changes in the effective capacities of Penang’s two main dams since the beginning of the year:
Low rainfall is the primary reason for the dramatic drop in the effective capacity of the Air Itam Dam. In the period 1.1.2019 – 18.2.2019, the rainfall gauges at this dam have recorded only 94 mm of rain.
In comparison, the rainfall gauges at the Teluk Bahang Dam recorded a total of 172.5 mm of rainfall since 1.1.2019.
Accordingly, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) has implemented its dry weather water supply control measures to ensure water supply sustainability until the wet season arrives.
Please note that the Air Itam Dam stores raw water that is used for water supply operations in the Air Itam township and surrounding areas.
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