TAWAU: A house owner at Taman Guan Soon, Tanjung Batu Road was compounded RM10,000 by the Tawau Water Department for water theft yesterday.
District engineer Asabri Robensen said the department received information on water theft and its enforcement officers went to investigate at 1.50pm.
He said after conducting investigation they found that there was an illegal pipe extension to the house.
Asabri added the offence was under Section 53 of the Sabah State Water Supply Enactment 2003 and the enforcement officer issued a compound of RM10,000 to the consumer.
He stressed that all consumers should comply with the law as stated in the 2003 Water Supply Enactment or face severe fines if found guilty.
He also advised any individuals or companies that were compounded before this to promptly make payment before court action is taken and will complicate the process of making new meter connections.