ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY TO KLIA – SG. LABU OFF-RIVER STORAGE
The water supply to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which is currently supplied from the Semenyih Water Treatment Plant has been found to be at risk of disruption. This prompted the Government through Jabatan Bekalan Air, Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau clan Air (KeTTHA), to find alternative sources to ensure reliable and continuous water supply to the airport.
SMHB was appointed by the client to carry out a feasibility study to recommend options for alternative sources of water supply and subsequently carry out detailed design and construction supervision for the option selected by the client.
The Labu water supply scheme comprised the following:
- Labu off-river reservoir (30 m earth fill dam) with capacity of9 MCM
- 140 Mid intake 1.6 km downstream of Sg. Chinchang and Labu confluence
- Water Treatment Plant with nominal output capacity of 105 Mid
- Distribution works for supply of water to the existing and future reservoirs serving