7,500 benefit from clean water

Steel truss support for pipe crossing has been installed at one of the water treatment plants.

KUCHING: About 7,500 people in the Agropolitan area of Seduku and Stumbin Bijat now have clean water supply following the completion of two water treatment plants in the area.

In a statement on Saturday (Aug 8), the Utilities Ministry said the two water treatment plants were now connected and getting the water supply from the Bayai water treatment plant in Sri Aman.

“The new pipeline development project which cost RM1.4 million was implemented at the end of 2019 and funded by the state government.

“This project was implemented by the Ministry of Utilities Sarawak with the Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) Sarawak as the implementing agency,” it said.

The ministry said the project was to address the issue of water supply disruptions that often plagued the residents in the Seduku and Stumbin Bijat Agropolitan areas.

“The scope of this project involves the installation of a 400mm high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for 2 kms in the alternative alignment to replace the existing pipe in the area of soil erosion at the Batang Lupar bank near Jalan Skait-Gran Ring.

“The implementation of this project has benefited about 7,500 users around the Seduku and Stumbin Bijat Agropolitan areas and successfully addressed the problem of water supply disruption in the area,” it said.

The ministry said its goal and vision was to provide 100 percent water supply coverage statewide by 2025.