Sarikei ar­eas to ex­pe­ri­ence planned wa­ter sup­ply cut

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SARIKEI: Sev­eral ar­eas in Sarikei, Mer­adong, and Pakan are ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence a planned wa­ter sup­ply in­ter­rup­tion from 9pm on Tues­day (Dec 11) till 5am on Wed­nes­day (Dec 12).

A state­ment from the Sarikei Di­vi­sional Ru­ral Wa­ter Sup­ply Depart­ment (JBALB) said the tem­po­rary cut of wa­ter sup­ply is to fa­cil­i­tate re­pairs on the 600mm DI (duc­tile iron) pump­ing main by Pan Bor­neo High­way con­trac­tors at Jalan Bu­lat.

Those ex­pected to be af­fected are vil­lages, long­houses, and shop­houses along Jalan Jakar, Jalan Meru­ton, Jalan Sare, Jalan Jakar/Se­bangkoi, Sun­gai Paoh, Jalan Bay­ong, Jalan Kim San, Jalan Wan San San, Jalan Tong San, Jalan Chung San, the whole stretch of Jalan Bu­lat in the Sarikei area, Jalan KJD, Bin­tan­gor town and sur­round­ing res­i­den­tial ar­eas, Bukit Papit, Sun­gai Sian, Sel­i­dap, Skim B in Mer­adong District, and the whole of Pakan District.

Be­side these ar­eas, res­i­dents on higher ground else­where in Sarikei and Mer­adong are also ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence low wa­ter pres­sure dur­ing the pe­riod, the state­ment said.

Res­i­dents in the af­fected ar­eas are ad­vised to store suf­fi­cient wa­ter to meet their needs dur­ing the stated pe­riod.

To min­imise in­con­ve­nience, the depart­ment called on the con­trac­tor to com­plete the works on time or be­fore the sched­uled com­ple­tion time. The state­ment added that upon com­ple­tion of the pipe con­nec­tion works, res­i­dents in Bin­tan­gor, along Jalan KJD, and Pakan District may con­tinue to ex­pe­ri­ence wa­ter sup­ply prob­lems as it would take some time for the wa­ter pres­sure to build up and re­turn to nor­mal.

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