KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad (Kossan) is the first client to be supplied with recycled water from treated effluents by Pengurusan Air Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) for industrial use.
Air Selangor and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK), in a joint statement, said the reclaimed water for industrial use not based on food and drinks was produced by Central Water Reclamation Sdn Bhd (Central Water), whereby Air Selangor held a 60 per cent share and IWK held the balance of 40 per cent.
“Central Water will begin its operations by producing a supply of reclaimed water at the treatment plant in Setia Alam which will subsequently be distributed by Air Selangor to Kossan through a range of special pipes from the Central Water reclaimed water treatment plant straight to Kossan’s premises,’’ said the statement yesterday.
According to the statement, Central Water today signed a bulk reclaimed water supply agreement with Air Selangor while an agreement to supply reclaimed water to three Kossan subsidiaries was signed between Air Selangor and Kossan, which is among the biggest rubber gloves producers in the world.
The statement added that, as a continuation from the effort, Air Selangor and IWK through Central Water were set to identify other joint ventures related to the IWK treatment plants including its plant in Pantai 2, Kuala Lumpur and Section 23, Shah Alam, to continue to develop the reclaimed water supply industry for the use of various industries.
‘’This is a long term commitment of Air Selangor and IWK towards a more efficient and sustainable national water industry development to uphold the national target of recycling 33 per cent of national treated effluents in 2030 under the 2017-2030 Green Technology Master Plan,’’ said the statement.
In March, Air Selangor and IWK had signed a shareholders’ agreement to enter into a joint venture in the reclaimed water industry through the special purpose company, Central Water.
Central Water was set up with the mission to spearhead the reclaimed water industry by optimising the usage of the existing water resources in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and protecting the environment.