The tower reservoir project under the Labohan Dagang water supply scheme aims to cater to the growing water needs brought on by the ongoing development in Kuala Langat, Selangor.
Selangor infrastructure and public amenities, agriculture modernisation and agro-based industry committee chairman Izham Hashim said the project would improve water storage capacity.
“The infrastructure project will enhance the existing supply system by improving water pressure for 11,000 consumers in Telok Panglima Garang, Sijangkang and Banting.
“The estimated cost for this scheme is nearly RM1bil and it is expected to be fully completed in March 2024,” Izham said during a site visit to the project in Telok Panglima Garang.
He said the project was initially implemented by Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (Upen) in 2016.
However, he said the construction of the distribution system and tower reservoirs was now carried out by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor).
During the site visit, Air Selangor acting chief executive officer Abas Abdullah said the distribution system and tower reservoir project, which includes the installation of treated water pipes that cover a distance of 14km, had been underway since April 2022.
“The three tower-type water tanks (tower reservoirs) with a capacity of 4.5 million litres each in Telok Panglima Garang, Sijangkang and Banting will provide safe and clean treated water,” he said.
Presently, Kuala Langat consumers mainly rely on water supply from Semenyih Water Treatment Plant, Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant, Sungai Selangor Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant and Sungai Selangor Phase 3 Water Treatment Plant.