Currently we use an average of 230 litres of water daily per person which is enormously more than the WHO recommended average of approximately 160 litres a day. Some attribute it to the Non-Revenue Water that contributes to over 30% of water wastage, others say it is due the incredibly low water tariffs that we enjoy.
Read more from The Star about our rising water usage or click here to view more water related news.
With all that is going on in the world and more pressingly with the current pandemic, it is easy to forget certain aspects of life that we take for granted. Many do not know that Penang is facing an imminent threat to its water sources.
Our dams are drying up and rainfall has been erratic over the past year. We need to do more for our state.
Water Watch Penang is conducting a survey to understand the Penang public perception on water problems for further action. Do take some time during this MCO phase to answer the questions in this survey. We value your opinion as it is important for us to know what Penangnites feel about the current water situation.
The survey is best taken on a desktop device or laptop. Phones have some issues with parts of the survey. Do use horizontal screen to accommodate for that.
We regretfully announce that this year’s World Water Day has been postponed until further notice due to the threat and spread of Covid-19 in the country. We humbly apologise for any inconvenience caused.
All related World Water Day events hence are put on hold. Do refer to our Facebook page or website for further updates.