KWB and JBALB to look into water woes along Jln Borneo Heights

Dr Jerip (second right) with Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from Padawan sub-district office Rangen Jamang visiting one of the affected villages.

By Jacob Achoi

KUCHING, Jan 25: The water problem faced by several villages along Jalan Borneo Heights here is being looked seriously by Kuching Water Board (KWB) and Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB).

Among the initiatives taken by the water service providers is to provide the supply from the booster pump No 1 at 10th Mile to the villages along Jalan Borneo Heights, which at the moment received the supply from the second booster pump at Landeh.

Mambong assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil said he was made to understand from KWB and JBALB that such an effort was being made.

He also said both agencies were investigating on the low water pressure from the booster pump until the end part of the villages along Jalan Borneo Heights, which had been the root cause of the water problem.

“I am glad to note that both JBALB and KWB are making great efforts to address the issue of water supply faced by several villages along the Jalan Borneo Heights.

“And for the initiative to provide supply to the villages using the booster pump No 1 at 10th Mile, it will be done early April this year,” Dr Jerip told reporters today at Padawan sub-district office at Bayur, near here.

The press conference was held together with senior officers from KWB and JBALB following complaints from the affected villages with water woes.

Dr Jerip, who is Assistant Minister of Transport, believed that the low water pressure could be due to increasing houses along the road and the housing estate in Bawang or pipe leakage.

However, he said the matter would be investigated by both agencies.

Dr Jerip also suggested that every household should have a water tank to store water during non peak hours for use during the peak hours when water pressure is low. — DayakDaily