New main to resolve Miri’s water woes 

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MIRI: Residents in this northern state city will have their water woes resolved with improved facilities to stop the frequent incidents of burst water pipes.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin said the facilities included the construction of  another separate water main to supply water to the city from Ulu Baram which is currently ongoing.

“It’s a long-term plan to include the supply of water to Miri in the Sarawak Water Grid System.

“Another proposal that I have put forward is for LAKU Management Sdn Bhd to construct water reserve storage tanks (or high level tanks) in major housing areas like Permyjaya Desa Senadin, Tudan, Riam and Taman Tunku areas,” Lee told reporters today.

Recently, residents here had to go without proper water supply for more than a week following a major burst water main at Batu 7, Jalan Miri-Bintulu road.

The pipe had burst not once but twice (on June 10 and 16) causing more than 65,000 consumers here to face water shortage.

Supply only resumed gradually from Sunday (June 19) night.

Lee assured that a thorough post-mortem would be conducted.

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