Burst pipe causes water disruption in Miri

Water gushing out of a broken pipe due to the highway construction last Saturday (August 7).

KUCHING: Water supply to the Subis and Beluru districts was disrupted on Saturday evening due to a broken pipe.

The water supply was disrupted at Bukit Song, Bekenu, Bukit Peninjau, Beluru Fasa 2 up to the Bekenu area.

The Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) said that the pipe was repaired quickly.

“The repair was completed around 2am and supply was restored in stages.

Meanwhile, the department on Sunday (August 8) detected two more broken pipes near the Marudi junction.

“The pipeline belonging to the department was frequently broken and leaking due to damages caused in the process of building the Pan Borneo Highway.

“The department will deliver water supply to the affected areas to ensure that users can perform their daily activities until the repair work is completed by the Pan Borneo Highway contractor,” it added.

JBALB Sarawak said it would work together with the Pan Borneo Highway contractor to address the issue.

Users will be informed through the department’s social media platform.

For enquiries, members of the public can contact JBALB’s Call Centre at 082-262211 or call Miri division water engineer Fadil Kawi at 014-8820032 or call Miri assistant water engineer Claira at 013-5660173.

The public can reach out to the department’s corporate communication officers Jennyvee Jenai (Northern Region: 0128991957), Awang Fardillah (Central Region: 0168873015) or Anand Mohan Puthupully (Southern Region: 0194689878).

Water leaking from a pipe near the Marudi junction on Sunday.