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28 of 80 water treatment plants in Pahang record low levels due to drought

Published on Feb 27, 2014 3:55 PM

KUANTAN - Twenty-eight of the 80 water treatment plants throughout Pahang in Malaysia recorded low levels due to the drought on Thursday.

The public relations officer of Pengurusan Air Pahang Berhad (PAIP), Datuk Jafar Abdullah, said the affected plants, located in eight districts, obtained their water sources from Sungai Pahang and tributaries, Bernama news agency reported.

"If the drought prolonged further, it will lead to the plants that record low water levels to be closed down," the agency quoted Mr Jafar as saying.

He added that the low-level reading was partly due to sand blocking the flow of river water at the water intake point. This causes the water to overflow elsewhere.

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