Water supply in Miri will resume in stages this afternoon, according to transport minister

The repaired water pipe at Batu 7, Jalan Miri-Bintulu. — Borneo Post photo

Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:45 PM MYT

MIRI, June 19 – Miri’s water supply will resume in stages this afternoon after a leak test carried out on the repaired 1,100mm water main showed no leaks , State Transport Minister Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin said.

“Good news. Water supply will start to resume this afternoon. Mirians can celebrate ‘Happy Father’s Day’ tonight.

“My last phone conversation with the CEO of LAKU (Laku Management Sdn Bhd) a few minutes ago. Leak test passed. No leaks. LAKU team is preparing to do the flushing to get rid of the colored water” , Lee said in a Facebook post this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Laku, in his press release, said that the repair work on the 1,100mm water main was completed around 3am today.

“Meanwhile, Laku will continue to monitor until the entire pipeline network system is fully operational,” the statement read.

At the moment, tankers and water collection centers are still in operation to provide clean water for consumption, as the water supply will take time to reach all consumers.

The 24-hour collection center is located at the Lambir wastewater treatment plant; Miri Sentral, Jalan Miri Bypass (near SL Supermarket and Miri Hospital); Airport Commercial Center (opposite Miri Airport, opposite Lot 1M Café); Milea Residence, Eastwood Industries (near Dapur Nasi Kukus Pae’ya): Shoplots Desa Murni (before McDonald’s) and Masjid Darul Ehsan in Piasau.

Other water collection centers available are in front of Permymall (8am-7pm), Ah Hong Tudan (8pm-8am the next day), Jumbo Seafood Restaurant (8am-7pm), New World Mart parking lot (8pm-8am the next day), Taman Bulatan (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and covered Stadium car park (8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next day).

Those with large water tanks are advised to fetch water from Miri Sentral as there are 22 water taps available through a self-serve drive-thru.

For inquiries, members of the public may contact Laku’s 24-hour helplines 085-426626 / 085-436626 / 010 – 987 9690 or visit their website at www.lakumanagement. com.my where they will provide updates on the situation from time to time. time. — Borneo Post

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