Burst water pipe at Jalan Salim in Sibu fixed, caused by heavy vehicles parking in area

Tiong (centre) together with other officers inspecting the repair works to the burst water supply pipe.

KUCHING, Jan 27: The burst water pipe in front of the Sibu Foochow Association’s building at Jalan Salim in Sibu that has caused many residents to experience water shortage issues for the past 36 hours is finally fixed.

Dudong assemblyman Dato Seri Tiong King Sing pointed out that the incident serves as a warning to heavy vehicles from parking in the area; an offence which has been ignored for a long time despite notices warning against doing so.

“Unfortunately, lorries of more than 10 tons regularly park there despite notices banning vehicles over three tons from being parked there.

“This has caused the ground to sink and crush the water pipe,” he said in a statement today.

SWB’s team of workers working to fix the burst pipe.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president also learnt from the Sibu Water Board (SWB) that such damages have occurred many times previously due to heavy vehicles that ignored the warning and continue to park there.

“A lot of maintenance work had to be carried out because of this. I hope after this, lorry operators and drivers can realise that their actions have inconvenienced many people,” he added.

“On behalf of SWB, I wish to express my sincere apologies to the residents affected by the incident.

“I would also like to thank the maintenance team and contractors for working nonstop to repair the burst pipe. Such a responsible attitude has allowed affected residents to return to their normal activities,” he said. — DayakDaily