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Water level at Linggiu Reservoir at 30.8% after recent rains: PUB

The decreasing water levels at the reservoir has been of great concern here, given that it regulates the flow of the Johor River, from which Singapore extracts raw water for treatment and for supply to the Republic.

Water level at Linggiu Reservoir at 30.8% after recent rains: PUB

An area near the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor taken on April 19, 2016. Photo: Raj Nadarajan/TODAY

SINGAPORE — The water level at the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, operated by Singapore’s national water agency PUB, has gone up slightly as a result of the last two days’ rain.

As of Wednesday (Jan 25), the water level stands at 30.8 per cent, up slightly from the 27.5 per cent recorded last Wednesday, the PUB said.

The decreasing water levels at the reservoir has been of great concern here, given that it regulates the flow of the Johor River, from which Singapore extracts raw water for treatment and for supply to the Republic.

From 80 per cent in early 2015 to a historic low of 20 per cent in October last year, the water level in the reservoir has been making a slow recovery recently.

Earlier in the month, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a written Parliamentary response that there is “significant risk” that the reservoir may run out of water this year if 2017 turns out to be a dry year. If that happens, it would pose severe problems for Singapore and Malaysia, he added.

The PUB spokesman said: “While the water level has increased due to the rains in the last two days, weather uncertainties remain.

“We all need to continue our efforts to use water wisely and conserve our precious water resources.”

 

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