9 APRIL 2021
Kuala Lumpur – Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad (Kossan), one of the largest manufacturers of latex gloves in the world, is the first customer of the reclaimed water produced by Central Water Reclamation Sdn Bhd (Central Water) and distributed by Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) for industrial use.
In March 2021, Air Selangor and Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) signed a shareholders’ agreement to cement a reclaimed water collaboration to be carried out by Central Water, a special purpose vehicle that is 60% owned by Air Selangor and 40% owned by IWK.
Central Water was set-up with the mission of embarking into the reclaimed water industry by optimising the use of existing water resources in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya while protecting the environment.
Central Water will commence its operations by producing reclaimed water at its treatment plant in Setia Alam, which will then be distributed directly by Air Selangor to Kossan’s premise through a dedicated pipe network.
To implement these initiatives, Central Water today signed an agreement with Air Selangor for the bulk supply of reclaimed water, while a separate agreement was signed between Air Selangor and Kossan for the distribution of reclaimed water to three subsidiaries of Kossan.
Air Selangor and IWK have also agreed to explore other collaborative efforts through Central Water in respect of IWK’s other treatment plants, including the plants located at Pantai 2, Kuala Lumpur and Section 23, Shah Alam, to further develop the reclaimed water industry and expand the initiative to various industries.
This collaboration between Air Selangor and IWK highlights the long-term commitment of Air Selangor and IWK towards the sustainable development of the Malaysian water industry, whilst supporting the nation’s target to recycle 33% of the nation’s treated effluent by 2030 under the Green Technology Master Plan 2017 – 2030.