Published on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Water Department spokesman said it discovered that one of the beams that supported the pipe had collapsed. "The pipe's connection come loose when the beam that it clung onto had fallen into the sea," he said.
He said the supply had to be shut down for a few hours after the Malaysia Day's celebration at Prince Philip Park, Tanjung Aru, to facilitate repair work.
"The affected homes will start getting water again later in the evening," he added.
The spokesman was responding to a complaint by one of the affected end users who was appalled by the sudden dry taps situation at his house in Kampung Tanjung Aru Baru. "My wife was preparing breakfast when we noticed that the taps didn't even trickle," said a the resident.
According to him, the situation had apparently prevailed over the years due to water theft carried out by some unscrupulous parties at the nearby stilt houses.
He urged the Water Department to run another check on the water pipelines.
"This part of the city will surely be the site for other official government functions in future and that is why the authority should and always ensure a smooth flow of this precious commodity to the rightful end users," he said.