KOTA BELUD, Aug 18, 2015:

Households here can expect better water supplies by year end, thanks to initiatives taken to end the decades long water woes in the district.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said efforts are being taken to identify suitable sites for the 25 new boreholes to meet the 43 million litres per day water demand.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the restored borehole in the town here, he said the district’s Water Department has been tasked to identify locations for the new boreholes.

“To date, the three water treatment plants could only supply 16 million litres daily. Situation got worse following sediments and debris washed by the mudslides after the June 5 earthquake and aftershocks,” he said.

Rahman, who is also the Member of Parliament here, said a total of RM480,000 have been allocated to restore six boreholes in the district as an immediate effort to overcome the water problem affecting the people here.

“We hope to resolve the water woes within three months, or the latest by December,” he said.

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