Kasigui water treatment plant closed after Penampang floods


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The Sabah water department is monitoring the water treatment plants following floods in Penampang. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: The Kasigui water treatment plant (WTP) in Penampang, which was temporarily closed as a result of the floods two days ago, is undergoing maintenance.

However, deputy chief minister Shahelmey Yahya said that all other WTPs in and around Kota Kinabalu are operating as usual.

“Maintenance work at the Kasigui WTP is ongoing. However, the relatively high river water level is posing challenges to the maintenance process,” he said in a statement.

Shahelmey said to prevent water supply disruptions, the state water department and Jetama Sdn Bhd had activated the Madziang intake.

“They are pumping raw water from the intake to be treated at the Kasigui WTP before distributing it to consumers.

“The Sabah water department will continuously monitor the existing WTPs, especially during the flood season, to ensure that the water released is clean and safe for use,” he said.

Shahelmey also advised the public to remain cautious and mindful of the current unpredictable weather. - FMT

Kasigui water treatment plant closed after Penampang floods