Water supply disruptions

Azlan Othman

The Public Works Department (JKR) informed the public that several closures have been scheduled to allow replacement of mechanical and electrical components and repair work on the Bukit Barun Water Treatment Plant. The upgrading project will affect nearby areas resulting in a reduction in clean water production and low water pressure especially for high areas.

The JKR will close some of the plants on November 19, December 3, December 17 and January 7 from 9pm. The work will take up to 14 hours every night.

Areas affected on November 19 are Wasan, Batong, Masin, Kilanas, Telanai, Beribi, Lumapas, Kiarong, Subok, Kampong Tungku 1 and Kampong Tungku 2, Perpindahan Kampong Rimba, His Majesty the Sultan’s Flight, Royal Brunei Air Force, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, The Empire Brunei, Jalan Berakas, Berakas Camp, STKRJ Kampong Lambak Kiri, Perpindahan Kampong Lambak Kanan, Tanah Jambu, Meragang, Perpindahan Kampong Lugu, Beribi Light Industrial Area, Perpindahan Kampong Katok ‘A’, Perpindahan Kampong Katok ‘B’, whole of Bandar Seri Begawan, whole of Kampong Ayer and surrounding areas.

However, the JKR will work to restore the supply of water as soon as possible and is also ready to assist the public through the supply of water using blue tanks in affected areas as soon as possible.

The JKR requests the cooperation of all parties to save water. Members of the public can contact Darussalam line 123 for the supply of clean water through tankers or any complaints regarding clean water supply.