Bung proposes reservoirs built in each Sabah district to face emergencies

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is considering setting-up water reservoirs in each district in the state, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (pic).

Bung, who is the state Infrastructure Development Minister, said that his ministry was looking into setting up the reservoirs in each district in Sabah to ensure there was sufficient water supply especially during emergencies.

Bung said that district offices should set-up special committees to study the proposal as well as identify the suitable sites in the respective areas.

He said the committee would include the Water Department, Public Works Department, Irrigation and Drainage Department and Mineral and Geoscience Department among others.

Bung said clean water could be channelled to consumers as an alternative to resolve water supply disruptions during floods and dry spells.

Bung, who was visiting Sabah's northern Pitas area, which was among last week's flood-hit districts, said the proposal to set up a reservoir might help ease water shortage as during floods, it becomes difficult to suction waters from rivers that become muddy.

"As such, the process from the pump house to consumers runs out. The water supply stock in the plant is limited and it takes weeks and sometimes months to get back proper supply," he said Thursday (Jan 28) after being briefed by Pitas PWD engineer Lim Dixon on damaged bridges, roads, and water pipes following week-long floods that hit the district from Jan 12.

He said currently, only three districts - Telibong in Tamparuli, Milau in Kudat, and Sagaliud in Kudat - have their own water reservoirs.

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