Sarawak wants cut in Non-Revenue water loss
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
SIBU: Sarawak wants distribution networks in the state to reduce loss of non-revenue water (NRW) to 20 per cent from the present 31 per cent by the end of the 10th Malaysia Plan in 2015.
Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said holistic rather than piecemeal or ad hoc steps must be identified.
“We cannot claim to have a very modern, efficient and effective supply system when we are continuously plagued by this problem.
“For this reason, the main operators like the Kuching and Sibu water authorities and Laku Management Sdn Bhd (for Bintulu, Miri and Limbang) and the Public Works Department (Water Supply Division) should hold regular meetings and pool their resources to address it,” he said.
Dr Rundi represented Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan in closing the three-day annual Sarawak Water Retreat 2012 workshop aimed at considering ways to modernise and improve water supply in the state, here, last night. Seventy water experts attended the workshop, organised by the Sibu Water Board. — BERNAMA