Friday, July 27, 2001

About 70% of Malaysian water pipelines is made up of asbestos pipes. The amount of "non-revinue water" is about 43%. The national target is to reduce that to 20% in 2002(I think). Looking at the amount of money allocated and the efforts taken so far , it is only a dream! Water literally goes down the drain. It is estimated to be about RM 108m loss every year. What a waste....

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

This afternoon I met a fellow water engineer. He questioned the need to close the plant for repairs. Why can't partial closure be done instead of total closure that cause havoc to almost one million people in Klang Valley?? Then, my friends at JBAS and PNSB need to explain to us poor souls.

Monday, July 23, 2001

The water "supply" is almost okay but the quality is unacceptable. But , what choice have we got? Water is the monopoly business of government or privatised companies. The customers have to live with it. The reason behind bad water quality is because our pipes were never cleaned periodically as they should:-((

we have clean water leaving the treatment plants, but the distribution network is badly maintained ,if any. Not to mention, 70% of our pipelines is asbestos pipes and we have national average of 43% "water loss"( non-revenue water). In Selangor alone, there were 12,000 pipe burst per year.

Saturday, July 21, 2001

To-day is the first day we have no water in KL. It happened before in 1998. And I believe it will happen again if we do not manage our water resources and our treatment plants and distribution systems as they should be. Everyone life is greatly affected by this water problems.

Note: First posting in this journal.-21/07/01