Pipe leakage disrupts Lundu’s water supply

KUCHING: Leakage of the main water pipe at Kampung Setunggang Ulu caused disruption of water supply in the Lundu District last Tuesday (19 Jan).

The leakage was caused by the construction work of the Pan Borneo Highway along Jalan Lundu-Bau.

Affected areas are Kampung Selampit, Kampung Bitokan, Kampung Sebandi Hulu and Sebandi Hilir, Kampung Bukit Papan, Kampung Senibong, Kampung Setunggang Ulu, Kampung Gerunggang Lama and Gerunggang Baru, Kampung Temelan Melayu and Temelan Dayak, Kampung Kloah, Kampung Bantang Embang, Kampung Benggang, Kampung Setunggang Melayu Lama, Kampung Setunggang Dayak until Jalan Lundu Sampadi/Beruan Lundu.

Pan Borneo contractors have begun their work to repair the leakage of the pipes using four excavators. However, it will take time because of the wet soil due to heavy rain in the area.

The Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB) and contractors will deliver water supplies to affected areas until the main water pipe is repaired.