Yellow tap water in Miri due to carry-over effect of organic matters despite treatment

Tap water in Miri appears yellowish even after treatment process. (Photo credit: Miri Community Complain Facebook page, Aug 8, 2023)

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MIRI, Aug 8: Miri’s yellow tap water, which is safe for consumption and usage, has been due to the carry-over effect of organic matters despite going through the treatment process.

Laku Management Sdn Bhd (Laku) said the current dry spell with almost no rain for more than a month, experienced in the Northern region of Sarawak, especially in the Miri area, had caused its raw water source from Sg Liku to drop to a shallow unpumpable critical level.

“With this situation, our secondary raw water source, Sg Bakong, had been activated to supplement the raw water supply to our Lambir Water Treatment Plant.

“Sg Bakong raw water has very high organic content and has an after-treatment carry-over of organic matters that contributes to the yellowish colour of the treated water in our water supply system to our water customers,” said Laku in a press statement.

Laku pointed out that it is trying its best to resolve the coloured water situation soonest possible.

Stressing that the usage and consumption of the coloured water are safe, Laku called its customers to call its hotlines at 085-426626/436626 for assistance with immediate flush-clean of the water pipelines in affected areas.

Laku also advised for prudent usage of treated water to minimise water wastage. — DayakDaily