Damaged Storm Drain To Blame For Soil Erosion

KAPIT: A damaged main storm drain for Taman Tay Thian Chiong, Taman Chong Seng, and Taman Airport has caused soil erosion that is putting at least three houses on a hilltop at risk.

A check on the area found a huge volume of water coming out of the damaged storm drain onto the riverbank, resulting in a loosening of the soil structure.

Bukit Goram assemblyman Jefferson Jamit Unyat recently inspected the houses affected by soil erosion at Taman Tay Thian Chiong.

Christina Tiong Siaw Ling who represented the homeowners appealed to Jamit to get the authorities concerned to construct a retaining wall and reconstruct the storm drain.

She said the homeowners have had sleepless nights every time there is heavy rain for fear of further soil erosion.

Source: Sarawak Government