JKR issues advisory on water disruption, discolouration

Fadley Faisal

The Public Works Department (JKR) announced that the replacement of the 355mm pipe near the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge from 9.30pm yesterday until 4am today may cause water disruption.

Affected areas are from Jalan Kota Batu up to Kampong Sungai Belukut Filling Station.

Meanwhile, residents of Kampong Serasa, Kampong Mentiri, Kampong Kapok, Kampong Sungai Buloh, RPN Kampong Panchor Mengkubau and parts of Kampong Kota Batu may experience water discolouration.

This is due to disruptions to the Mengkubau Water Treatment Plant where organic and earth materials entering the reservoir through surface-runoff from rain and floods causing high mineral and organic materials content.

The department will do periodic tests and flushing to manage the issue. The department urged homeowners with water storage tanks to conduct flushing as well.

JKR urged the public to conserve water and contact Darussalam line 123 to request water tankers.