The Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB) has released a press release about its acceptance of an urgent request from Johor to supply an additional supply of 6 million gallons of treated water per day for the next three days.
Johor BAKAJ in its urgent request to PUB Singapore had asked for the additional supply to stabilise their own supply system in Johor Bahru after the shutdown on Wednesday due to pollution in the Johor River.
PUB stated that it readily acceded to the urgent request and has commenced additional supply of treated water to Johor since 12 am, July 17 and will continue for the requested three days.
PUB reassured its customers in Singapore that they will not be affected in any way as the agency is able to increase local production at short notice.
Under the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia, PUB Singapore is entitled to draw 250 million gallons of raw water per day (MGD) from the Johor River. This right is guaranteed by the 1965 Separation Agreement and expires in 2061. The 1962 Water Agreement also obliges PUB to sell 5mgd of treated water to Johor. In practice though, PUB has been regularly providing Johor with three times this, up to 16mgd on a daily basis.
This latest request for 6mgd is on top of the regular 15-16mgd we provide Johor every day.