Malaysia to Use Danish Know-How on Non Revenue Water Management

The government of Negeri Sembilan state in Malaysia will take up an effective system used in Denmark to manage the state’s problem of non revenue water (NRW) which is the highest rate in Malaysia.
    “The Danish government will provide a grant of RM 1.2 million to Negeri Sembilan for the project with the remaining cost borne by the state government,” said Datuk Mohamad Rais Zainuddin, State Energy, Water and Telecommunications Committee Chairman, as quoted on BERNAMA News.
    The project consisted of latest technology incorporating the Geographical Information System (GIS) and Network Hydraulic Modelling (NHM), without pipes replacement.
    “The system has proven to be effective. In Denmark, it was able to reduce the NRW to only six per cent, which is among the lowest in the world,” he added.
    Mohamad Rais continued that the use of the system was crucial due to the high rate of 53 per cent NRW in Negeri Sembilan, much higher than the average national rate of 39 per cent.
    A pilot NRW Holistic Management project, approximately RM 10 million, has been carried out since July last year and was expected to cut down loss of NRW by up to 15 per cent in December this year.

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