Hundreds visit Sibu Water Board open day


SIBU: Sibu Water Board (SWB) Open Day and Customer Day held at Salim Treatment Plant last Saturday recorded a total of 586 visitors, which was an increase from last year where only 447 visitors came.

During the event themed ‘International Year of Water Cooperation’, various activities were held.

These included the viewing of videos, enquiry counter, treatment plant visit, quiz competition, lucky draws and a colouring contest for children aged fi ve to 12.

The board recorded 134 visitors taking part in the quiz competition whereas 158 children participated in the colouring contest which was divided into three categories.

During the event, the board’s staff planted 133 trees in the surrounding compound which aimed, among others, to support the World Forestry Day 2013 celebration, safeguard the environment and further beautifying the compound of its premises and to avoid certain species of trees from becoming extinct.

Meanwhile, SWB also commissioned the ‘Amount of Water Without Revenue Concept’ (Konsep Rakan Jumlah Air Tanpa Hasil) which was on voluntary basis.

It will be carried out in 47 zones with one or more persons to be appointed for each zone, who will report to SWB in the event of water pipe leakage, low water pressure, water theft or fi re.

Among those present was Sibu Resident Sim Kok Kee who offi ciated at the closing ceremony and presented prizes to the winners of the quiz competition and colouring contest.

SWB general manager Daniel Wong Park Ing, his deputy Alice Jawan and Corporate Affairs and Public Relations head Ariffi n Kahar were also present.