KOTA KINABALU, Oct 14 – The shortage of water supply to the residents of Kota Kinabalu City, Penampang and Putatan districts since Oct 7, will be back to normal, Tuesday, said Sabah Water Department Director, Ag Mohd Tahir Mohd Talib. He said water pressure to the affected areas would also be normalised after repair works were done on the water pump equipment at Kasigui Treatment Plant intakes, which was totally submerged due to the recent floods.
“Efforts are made as soon as the river levels receded enough for cleaning and the extraction of some of the submerged equipment for repairs. “More works are still required for some major equipment but the normal supply from the treatment plants will flow by Tuesday and water pressure to affected areas normalised within a few day’s time,” he said in a statement in Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday.
He said on Oct 7, Kasigui Treatment Plant intakes were totally submerged and the situation continued until Monday, which hindered the removal, repair and reinstallation of all raw water pumps and related equipment to pump water to the treatment plant for processing. Kasigui plant and Moyog plant supplied 60 percent of the water to Kota Kinabalu City, Penampang and Putatan districts.