48,000 consumers benefit from pipe replacement project


GOMBAK, JUL 26: Phase 1 of the pipe replacement project in Taman Melawati, Gombak Setia and Seri Setia will utimately benefit 11,934 account holders and over 48,000 consumers.

Air Selangor Asset Management Head Sanusi Suleiman said that the project would reduce water supply disruptions caused by burst pipes.

“The replacement of old pipes will also ensure that the water quality is maintained and the rate of non-revenue water is reduced,” he said.

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Sanusi said that Phase 1 will cost around RM9.12 million and is expected to be completed in 12 months.

He touched on water disruptions in the area, saying that between January 2014 and June 2016, the three areas recorded high rates of burst pipes and leaks, which resulted in water disruptions.

“This area was chosen based on the high number of burst pipes recorded. For the period between January 2014 and June 2016, Taman Melawati recorded 43 incidents of burst pipes, which is an average of twice a month, and 118 related complaints.

“Taman Seri Gombak meanwhile suffered 30 incidents of burst pipes, nearly once a month. For Gombak Setia, there were 23 incidents of burst pipes and 42 incidents of leaks,” he said.

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