— The water supply disruption at Wakaf Tapai area here, is expected to be resolved before Hari Raya Aidiladha on July 31, Syarikat Air Terengganu (SATU) chief executive officer Ir Atemin Sulong said.
He said only 10 per cent of the 200 houses were affected and the company would be doing some modifications to the water pump at a cost of RM120,000, for the benefit of the affected residents.
“The water disruption is due to unplanned housing development on hilly grounds, resulting in difficulties in the construction of pipelines for water to be channeled to certain areas,” he told reporters after a meeting with Wakaf Tapai residents here today.
Earlier, residents of Tanah Lot Skim Penempatan Kemudahan Awam (SPKA) in Wakaf Tapai, urged several parties to come forward to resolve the water issues they had been facing with since 2007, after no action was taken despite various complaints.
Atemin said to solve the water supply problem in Marang, SATU had requested for a RM500 million allocation from the state government because the water supply to the area had been from the Kuala Terengganu water treatment plant located about 50km from the district.
On the problem of water supply expected to occur in some areas of the state during the upcoming Aidiladha celebration, Atemin said water tankers would be on standby to supply clean water and should there be any water disruption, residents would be notified two weeks ahead.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency