The prevailing El Nino Phenomenon has resulted in the very low river flow in the water catchments of Sungai Sarawak Kiri, the main raw water source for KWB. The Matang Treatment Plant, which supplies the Polytechnic and Telaga areas, is also affected. We are also experiencing high demand from consumers due to the hot and dry weather.
KWB had activated its Drought Contingency Plan operation and suspended all non-essential flushing and cleaning activities to conserve water. We have also initiated, with urgency, the cloud seeding efforts to create precipitation in the catchments areas.
The consumers are requested to conserve and use water sparingly and to give full cooperations to KWB to ensure continuous supply throughout the hot and dry season. Consumers are also requested to promptly call KWB Call Centre at 082-222333 or text message 019-8866650 on any pipe leak and burst.
Consumers at higher grounds may experience lower water pressure. Affected consumers can contact KWB Call Centre for delivery of treated water by water tankers.
However, if the current adverse weather situation persists, we may need to impose water rationing. Should the need for water rationing arises, consumers shall be notified vide major newspapers and radio stations. Consumers are strongly advised to visit KWB's website at KWB @ http://www.kwb.gov.my for the latest update.
Commencing from 31 July 2014, the areas in Bau, Asajaya and Puncak Borneo, which are getting their water supplies from KWB but under the jurisdiction of JKR Kuching and Samarahan, will only receive water supply from 8:00pm to 5:00am the following day. Affected consumers can contact the JKR Kuching, Seksyen Bekalan Air @ 082-203497 / 082-203498 and JKR Samarahan @ 082-672800 for assistance.