Tankers to supply water to drought-hit villages in Keningau

KENINGAU: Forty thousand litres of treated clean water have been sent to villagers in Dalit, Trans Pegalan and Sook in rural Keningau who are suffering due to drought.

Sook community development leader Edward Kandok said the 10 villages would receive the clean water via three water tankers.

“Sabah Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony has also contributed RM10,000 to fund the supply of treated water, ” he said yesterday.

The rural areas have been experiencing dry and hot weather in the past few weeks, impacting many villagers, especially those without access to piped water.

Edward said they would keep monitoring other villages nearby and ask them to set up committees to monitor the residents’ needs and give updates on the weather conditions.

Meanwhile, villager Suhaidah Arif, urged the state government to take more proactive action by installing a water supply pipe to make it easier for those living along Jalan Keningau-Sook, especially from Suan Totogop to Sondukut Simpang Tomboilik and Sondukut, to receive clean water.

“For decades, the villagers have had to depend on rain for their water needs.

“The main pipeline has yet to be installed, ” Suhaidah added. — Bernama

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