GEORGETOWN, March 19 – The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) will implement a revised water tariff come Apr 1 to curb wastage. PBA chief executive officer Jaseni Maidinsa said the tariff review, announced last year, was needed to avoid a possible water rationing and to reduce excess consumption. This review is in line with the Penang State Government and Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd’s mission to avoid water rationing at all cost. 

We need Penang water consumers to develop the “habit” of saving water to avoid rationing in this age of climate change.The message is simple: To prevent water rationing, use less water and pay less. If you continue to use too much water, be prepared to pay more.” he said in a statement.  Water tariffs announced last year to avoid water rationing in Penang will be introduced on 1st April 2015.  The main objective is to facilitate better water demand management by reducing water consumption so as to avoid water rationing. This review is in line with the Penang State Government and Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd’s (PBAPP’s) mission to “avoid water rationing at all costs”.

We need Penang water consumers to develop the “habit” of saving water to avoid rationing in this age of climate change. The latest Jan/Feb 2015 cycle has unfortunately seen an increase to 298 liters/capita/day (l/c/d). In 2014, the average domestic per capita consumption in Penang was 293 l/c/d. This is the highest in the country. The national average was 210 l/c/d in 2013, and Singapore recorded 152 l/c/d in 2013.

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