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Pumps to blame for dry taps in Luyang

Posted on: Tuesday September 21, 2021

By: Sidney Skinner

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Contractor’s staff repairing the service pump at the departmental pumping station near the State Museum.

Consumers of Taman BPL were without tap water for several days, after the bad weather the state capital experienced in mid-September, in part because pumps serving properties in this section of Jalan Kebajikan broke down. Many residents of Luyang neighborhood have been forced to depend on bottled water and wet wipes to get by. An owner had to ask her elderly mother to put on adult diapers because her toilet could not be used without food.


She provided Hotline with the location of her residence, as well as the date of the disruption. This information was transmitted to the water service. A spokesperson for the agency said technical faults made the main pump and standby pump inoperative. “This came to light when our staff checked out the pumping station near the State Museum, shortly after we were contacted by the media,” he said on September 20. “We managed to restore the service pump the next day and are trying to do the same for the other device. He said the ministry contractor was fixing the problem with the back-up pump motor. ‘when asked how the two devices could have malfunctioned simultaneously, he replied that it was a case of “bad timing.” “The pumps are checked once every two or three months, according to one. fixed schedule. “This periodic maintenance is to make sure that the control panel, including the automatic sensor, is working as it should. Pump components are also greased as and when needed.”

The water pressure at Taman BPL was found to be strong.

“Despite this effort, we could not have predicted that both would fail at the same time.” He said ministry staff have since been tasked with stepping up their inspections of that pumping station to prevent this problem from recurring.


“They were asked to be particularly attentive to breakdowns that might occur in the museum area, in the event that the pump does not turn on by itself and has to be manually reactivated.” The problems at Taman BPL worsened further due to a city-wide shortage that occurred around the same time the pumps broke, he said. He explained that the heavy rains on September 15 caused the Moyog River to swell, prompting the Department to close the Kasigui processing plant that same afternoon. The spokesperson said that operations at the facility did not resume until a few days later, after water levels in the river had dropped sufficiently. “Even with normal production from our Moyog plant and Madsiang intake, the total amount of treated water produced daily, during this period, was not sufficient to meet the demands of the millions of consumers around Kota Kinabalu. . “We recorded a 13% drop in production. So, for a while, a rationing exercise was set up around the state capital. Besides Taman BPL and other parts of Luyang, consumers in Kepayan, Tanjung Aru, Signal Hill, Likas, Tanjung Lipat, Kolombong, Inanam, Bukit Padang, Penampang, Kobusak, Donggongon, Putatan, Kg Ketiau, Petagas and Lok Kawi have also felt the impact of the shortage. In addition to this, the supply problems were felt along Jalan Penampang Baru, Jalan Penampang-Papar Lama, Jalan Papar Baru, Jalan Pintas Donggongon, Jalan Panglima Banting and Jalan Bundusan, as well as near the building of the cultural association Kadazan-Dusun and Kota Kinabalu. International Airport (Terminal 1). RONNIE, who lives along Lorong Budaya, criticized the Department for leaving her without running water for days. “I haven’t been able to bathe or use my toilet for over four days,” she said. “Me and my family, including my elderly mother, are at risk of contracting Covid-19 because we cannot clean up properly. She said he had called the ministry almost every day since the problem began. Ronnie said this was not the first time she has had water issues at Taman BPL. “My supply has been intermittent for the past two months, with my house’s faucets running dry for hours. “The next time my water comes back it’s cloudy. I have to let the supply flow for a while afterward before it becomes clear again. The spokesperson said agency staff traveled to the road to the accommodation where she lived after realizing her water problems. “They cleaned all the airlocks inside the network leading to his meter and checked the water pressure,” he said. “They found the strength and quality of the supply to be acceptable at the time.” He said that, if necessary, the ministry would consider flushing the transmission pipes to remove any sediment that may have accumulated around the circumference inside.

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