'Bubbling' at sea not from underwater pipes, says Labuan water authority

KOTA KINABALU: Water authorities in Labuan have not detected any leak along the water pipeline from mainland Sabah following a viral video showing water "bubbling" at sea.

Labuan Water Supply has denied that its undersea water pipeline from mainland Beaufort was the source of the water bubbling at sea between Labuan and Menumbok.

The Labuan water authority said that as of 5pm Thursday (April 22), there was no abnormal water pressure on the pipelines from the water treatment plant at Lawa Gadong in Beaufort (mainland) to the island.

"The water pressure of 20bar remains normal," it said in a statement Friday (April 23).

The water authority also said that the pressure for its pipelines for treated water under phase one and phase two remained at 20 bar.

The Pulau Enoe water reservoir is also operating at maximum capacity.

However, the water authority will continue to monitor the situation with other agencies.

They advised the public not to panic as the water supply situation remains normal on the island.

It could not be immediately ascertained as to the source of the bubbling water at sea.

The video of the water bubbling at sea was taken by some boatmen who witnessed it and in the background, voices could be heard speculating that it was the water pipeline from the mainland had burst.

Labuan authorities are continuing to check the matter and it could not be ascertained if the "bubbling" is continuing.

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