Singapore’s water agency PUB said on 6 Jan that it has supplied additional treated water to Malaysia after a disruption in production at Johor’s water plants due to pollution.
“Production at Johor’s water plants was disrupted recently by pollution to the river catchment. PUB’s Johor River Waterworks was not affected by the incident,” PUB said.
At Johor’s request, PUB supplied an additional 6 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated water to help tide the Johor residents. This is on top of the 16 mgd that Singapore usually supplies Johor.
Under the 1962 Water agreement, Singapore is required to supply Johor with 5mgd of treated water. However, Singapore has been supplying 16 mgd of treated water on a goodwill basis at the same price – 50 sen per 1,000 gallons, as under the 1962 Water Agreement.
Noting the long-standing cooperation between the water agencies of the two countries, PUB added that “this is a fraction of the cost of treating the water, and has been done without prejudice to our rights under the 1962 Water Agreement”.
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