i2O Water helps cut water leakage in Malaysia

Southampton, UK-based i2O Water is helping SYABAS, Malaysia’s largest water utility company, to save 40 million litres of water per day, enough to provide water for 180,000 people. SYABAS supplies water to 7.3 million people across the state of Selangor and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. i2O Water has been working with SYABAS and its local partner, non revenue water specialist company Jalur Cahaya Sdn Bhd (JCSB), since 2010.

So far, i2O Water has installed more than 200 pressure management systems across SYABAS’s water distribution network. As well as reducing leakage and saving water, i2O Water has also helped to reduce pipe bursts by 40%. In turn, this has reduced the disruption caused by roads being dug up to find leaks and repair burst mains, thereby reducing companies’ operating expenses.

“We are always looking for new technology to assist in non revenue water reduction works and our investment in 200 i2O systems since April 2010 has given us 40 MLD (megalitres per day) additional leakage savings to date,” said Sheikh Mazlan Sheikh Hassan, MD of Jalur Cahaya Sdn Bhd. “The i2O systems are also helping us to reduce our operating cost in terms of leak repairs by as much as 40%.”