Sibu MP: Water supply issues expected to be fully resolved in 3-5 years

Ling said SWB has received funds for upgrading work to overcome the water supply interruption issue.

SIBU, June 22: Sibu MP Oscar Ling believes that the frequent water supply interruptions in the area will only be fully resolved in the next three to five years.

“If the Sibu Water Board (SWB) is doing the upgrading work now, I think they need three to five years to solve the problem that we are facing at the moment because a lot of areas are really facing water shortage issues,” he said today.

Speaking to reporters at a free health screening event, Ling noted that SWB facilities have already reached maximum capacity.


“They urgently need to upgrade their facilities to ensure enough water supply for the entire Sibu area,” he advised.

Fortunately, Ling mentioned that SWB had recently received an allocation from the state government to upgrade its facilities.

“At least now we can see the funds coming in, which will lead to upgrading work, and in a few years, we will see a solution to this. So, I hope the state government will continue to look into the matter,” he added.

He emphasised the need for the relevant agency to closely monitor the raw water supply issues in the area.

Ling pointed out that this is the first time he has heard of water disruptions caused by low water pressure due to low tide.

“This is the first time we are seeing this happening. I think this also alarms us that something is happening to our Rajang River, particularly the environment. We really need to look seriously into the environment because normally we have no issue with the raw water supply,” he said. — DayakDaily