The Perak Water Board (LAP) is undertaking various action plans to resolve water supply issues at Ipoh Garden East.
According to the Executive Councillor for Infrastructure, Energy, Water and Public Transportation cum state legislative assembly member (ADUN) for Lintang constituency, Dato’ Mohd Zolkafly Harun, the recurring problem around Laluan Perajurit, Lebuh Perajurit and Lintasan Perajurit was caused by burst and aged water distribution pipes.
“To date, six reports have been received this year regarding burst pipes at the area which have caused frequent water supply disruption.
“To overcome this, the state government via LAP will include the three localities in the old pipes and water tanks replacement programme to ensure that more stable water pressure is provided to the residents there, as per the board’s long term action plan.
“In the short run, water supply in Ipoh Garden East will be controlled via advanced pressure management which provides a more effective flow pressure in the residential area.
“Also, the water supply system there will be rezoned to reduce disturbances of water supply disruption caused by burst pipes, should they occur in the future.”
He said this in the last day of the sitting today (August 30), when answering Canning ADUN Jenny Choy Tsi Jen who wanted to know the reasons for frequent water supply disruption in Ipoh Garden East and how the government will handle the issue.
Mohd Zolkafly added, as of July this year, an overall 94.4km of old pipes have been completely replaced in the state.
“This effort will be continued in stages, while taking assessment and priority of constituencies into account,” he mentioned.