Wednesday, November 20

PMC rain water harvesting system a success — Chairman

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KUCHING: Padawan Municipal Council (PMC) has a plan to extend its rain water harvesting system to other three markets — Mile 3, Kota Sentosa and Kota Padawan — following the success of the system at Siburan Market.

Its chairman Lo Khere Chiang said there was also a plan to install the system at other council buildings.

He said such system could reduce flash floods and the harvested water could be used to wash the market, thus reducing their water bill.

“The system (rain water harvesting) is one of our green projects, and we have found it to be successful in Siburan. Hence, there is plan to extend it to the other three markets and also other council building,” Lo told a press conference after the full council meeting yesterday.

Lo said their other green project was a waste segregation project, with SK Matang selected as the pilot, and which had been successfully carried out.

They hoped to extend the same project to SK Sejijak and SK Chung Hua in Kota Padawan.

Another green project undertaken by the council is the planting of trees. PMC is entrusted by the state government under the Key Focus Activities (KFA) in 2010, to plant 46,050 trees until 2014.

To date, the council had planted 9,557 trees, Lo added.