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Water Rationing for Zone 2 (MB/05/20)

Dear FMM Members (Kelemak/Pegoh/Masjid Tanah),

 Water Rationing for Zone 2

            This circular serve to inform members on the current water situation in Melaka based on the briefing that was conducted by En Rokman Bin Mohd Dayan, Head of Business Compliance, Syarikat Air Melaka (SAMB) on March 5, 2020.

 Due to the prolonged dry spell in the state and water dams’ capacity at a very critical level, SAMB will be implementing Phase 3 of the water rationing exercise beginning Monday, March 9, 2020 for Zone 1 and March10, 2020 for Zone 2. Under the Phase 3 exercise, water rationing for Zone 2 will be carried out on every 24 hours of alternate days (ie. from 5.00pm – 5.00pm of the following day) whereas Zone 1 will be carried out on every 24 hours of alternate days (ie. From 10.00am – 10.00am of the following day).  This will involve industries, hotels, government sectors and residential areas. Industrial Estates in Zone 2 that will be affected under the Phase 3 rationing exercise are Kelemak, Pegoh, Masjid Tanah.

Based on the Water Services Industry (Water Reticulation and Plumbing) Rules 2014 (Sect 50 (1) and 50 (2), medium and heavy industries are required to have a water storage capacity of not less than two days of water demand based on the projected consumption patterns as specifiedin the Thirteenth Schedule.  SAMB also urged industries to have a contingency plan in view of the water shortage. The long-term plans informedby SAMB to ensure ample water supply in future are building of the Sungai Siput Treament Plant, expansion of Merlimau Water treatment facilities and building of the Jernih Dam.

How Industries Can Purchase Treated Water during the Rationing Exercise?

Companies need to go to Level 8 of Wisma Air SAMB (opens from Monday – Friday: 8.15am – 4.15pm) to purchase water atthe standard industrial rates via coupons. Staff of SAMB will inform companies on the maximum amount of water that they are able to purchase in a day. Payment for coupons can be made at Wisma Air SAMB or at UTC: (Monday – Friday: 8.15am –4.15am, Saturday: 8.15am – 5.00pm and Sunday: 8.15am – 1.00pm).

District Manager Contact Number

Ir Hailmey 0126340305 (Alor Gajah)

Ir Juliana 0196757553 (Jasin)

Where are the Feeder Points Located?

  • Merlimau Industrial Estate
  • Lipat Kajang Industrial Estate

SAMB informed that additional feeder points will be added from time to time. 

Companies may obtain updates from time to time at their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syarikat-Air-Melaka-Berhad-SAMB/268595529829947 

or may join their WhatsApp Chat Group. For more information on the rationing schedule or to join the WhatsApp Chat Group, please contact Pn. Siti Hajar  (H/P no:  019-4125826)or En. Mohd Azizi (H/P no: 012-2622273) of SAMB.


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