Water is safe despite discolouration: JKR

The Public Works Department (JKR) has assured residents in affected areas that discoloured or murky water is safe for consumption.

“The presence of manganese in water can lead to discolouration and the release of sediments over a period of time,” said the JKR.

Affected residents are advised to flush out the piping systems by turning on individual taps, until the water runs clear. They are also recommended to boil the water first before consuming it.

According to the JKR, the issue often occurs after a period of prolonged rainfall, causing some areas in the raw water catchment area of the Tutong River to experience flooding.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin