PENANG is experiencing continuous growth in population and socioeconomic activities.
PBA Holdings Berhad (PBAHB) and Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa said the state recorded an increase in the number of registered water consumers last year.
“The number of registered water consumers in Penang increased by 1.91% from 604,547 consumers in 2017 to 616,082 consumers last year.
“In terms of billed water consumption, PBAPP recorded an average increase of 1.64% from 826.3 million litres per day (MLD) in 2017 to 840 MLD last year.
“The increase in water consumption and the number of water consumers are reflective of continuous socioeconomic progress in Penang,” Jaseni said.
He added that the Health Department and PBAPP had taken 3,182 samples of treated water in Penang for physical and microbiological analysis last year to ensure good water quality.
“The test results showed that Penang’s treated water samples exceeded the Quality Assurance Programme (QAP) parameters set by the Health Ministry,” he told a press conference at Hotel Jen today.
PBAPP had received numerous prestigious awards last year – MWA Water Industry Achievement Award 2018: Best Water Treatment Plant for the Sungai Dua Water Treatment Plant; Malaysia Water Award for Management 2018; MSOSH Gold Award (Class 1): Batu Ferringhi Water Treatment Plant and Bukit Toh Allang Water Treatment Plant; Excellence Award 2018: Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management; and 2018 IKM Laboratory Excellence Award: PBAPP Central Laboratory, Sungai Dua Water Treatment Plant.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow presented PBAPP with the ‘Excellent Performance Award 2018’ from the state government on Jan 7 this year.
Story by Christopher Tan
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