Illegal water connections near Universiti Malaysia Sabah removed

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Water Department has dismantled 24 illegal connection to the main water pipe near Kampung Suang Parai, Sepanggar here, says Deputy Chief Minister III Datuk Shahelmey Yahya.

The Sabah Works Minister said the illegal connections were near Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and affected the volume of water flowing into the university's main reservoir.

"The department sent officers to remove the illegal connection this afternoon and will constantly monitor the situation until the vendor scheme is fully in place at some identified areas," he said in a statement on Sunday (June 16).

Shahelmey had said on Friday (June 14) that the Sabah Works Ministry was in the process of stabilising water pressure to ensure stable water supply in all areas of the state.

Kampung Suang Parai is also known to have a settlement of squatters. – Bernama

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