Air Selangor replacing 716km of old water pipes

KLANG: Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is a big problem for the state water concession company Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor).

To counteract the problem, the company has started a program to replace around 716 km of old damaged pipes at a cost of RM 671.7 million.

Air Selangor’s chief executive officer Suhaimi Kamaralzaman (pictured) said the company has been replacing the asbestos-cement pipes it had laid 30 to 40 years ago with new pipes over the past four years.

He added that the bulk of Air Selangor’s investment had gone into replacing these old pipes.

“The NRW amount was 33% in 2016 and we have now reduced it to 29.7%. For the first time, we managed to reduce it to below 30% at the end of 2019.

“This is the result of our work in terms of investment that we have put into replacing tubes,” Suhaimi said when he recently met.

He added that Air Selangor aimed to reduce NRW to 25% by 2025.

“We are now at 29.7% and there are five years to go. If we do this at one percent per year, we can reach 25% by the end of 2025,” said Suhaimi.

According to Suhaimi, Air Selangor has also invested in the rehabilitation and modernization of water treatment plants and reservoirs.

Air Selangor had invested a total of RM 1.8 billion in investments from 2016 to August 2020.

The RM1.8bil has flowed into three main investment areas, Suhaimi said.

“Of the amount that 671.7 million RM was spent on replacing pipes, 194.5 million RM was accounted for by the renovation and modernization of water treatment plants and 313.1 million RM for upgrading the water distribution system on which the various pipes and valves were involved, ”added Suhaimi.

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