Water supply repairs in Seremban to be completed today


Aftermath: A repairman removing mud from the engine of his customer’s car following flash floods in Seremban. — Bernama

SEREMBAN: Repair work by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to shore up the collapsed bank of Sungai Linggi at the Linggi Water Treatment Plant, which caused water supply disruption in parts of Seremban and Port Dickson, is expected to be completed today.

Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan Sdn Bhd (SAINS) public relations division chief Norzita Ismail said repair work was underway.

“SAINS expects that within 48 hours, once the repair work is completed, the water supply can be fully restored and resumed in the affected areas.

“Since yesterday (Friday), SAINS is still waiting for the water to enter the inlet for the plant to resume operations, ” she said in a statement here yesterday.

Meanwhile, the SK Sega Hilir flood evacuation centre, which housed 86 people from 19 families, was closed at 2.30pm yesterday after floods that hit three villages in Rantau on Wednesday receded.

The Seremban District Disaster Management Secretariat said in a statement that all flood victims had been allowed to return home after obtaining permission from the Seremban district officer, who is the secretariat chairman.

“The weather today (yesterday) is good and all flood victims at the centre were allowed to return home, ” the statement said.

The areas affected by the floods were Kampung Sega Hilir, Kampung Pasir and Kampung Kuala Sawah.

On Wednesday, 15 areas in Seremban district, Rembau and Port Dickson were flooded following heavy rain.

The search and rescue operation for a man, who was believed to have been swept by floodwaters at Taman Happy, Rasah, on Wednesday, had been stopped after three days, with no new leads.

Negri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department Seremban zone chief Khir Amir Ahmad said the operation was stopped at 5pm on Friday.

“Besides not getting any new leads to continue with the search, there was also no missing person report on the alleged missing man, ” he said yesterday. — Bernama

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