Use water sparingly, Linggiu Reservoir still less than half full

Johor's Linggiu Reservoir, a major source of water for Singapore, is still not half full and the authorities here are monitoring the situation, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said yesterday. On Jan 24, Envir
PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Johor's Linggiu Reservoir, a major source of water for Singapore, is still not half full and the authorities here are monitoring the situation, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said yesterday.

On Jan 24, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said the reservoir's water levels were at 49 per cent, with levels having fallen over the past year due to dry weather. Dr Khor (left) was at a water rationing exercise held in Bukit View Secondary School, organised by national water agency PUB to tie in with World Water Day on March 22.

For an hour, the water supply to water coolers and toilets was cut off, and students washed their hands with water collected earlier in pails.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2016, with the headline 'Use water sparingly, Linggiu Reservoir still less than half full'. Print Edition | Subscribe