RIVER CLEANING

67

packages

8

rivers

110

kilometres

Project Goals

To improve the river water quality from Classes 3-5 to Class 2B by the year 2020

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Completed as of May 2017

Activating clean up initiatives in three separate areas

The first phase of the River of Life project is to improve the water quality of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, along with their tributaries. Approximately 170,000 tonnes of rubbish per year enter the Klang River, some of which stems from sewage – much of which is untreated – discharged directly into the rivers, causing heavy river pollution.

River cleaning activities are conducted along a 110km stretch along the Klang River basin, covering the municipal areas of Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS), Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

Under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (JPS) has been tasked to lead the River Cleaning Task Force. Through these activities, we aim to improve the river water quality from Classes III-V to Class IIB by the year 2020.

OUR 13 KEY INITIATIVES

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Upgrading Existing Sewerage Facilities

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Expanding existing regional sewage treatment plants

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Installing DBKL waste-water treatment plants at 5 wet markets

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Installing additional gross pollutant traps

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Using retention ponds

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Reducing river pollution from squatters

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Implementing the Drainage and Stormwater Management Master Plan

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Carrying out systematic hydrological studies and rehabilitation of the rivers

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Promote and enforce river usage best practices regarding erosion from urban development

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Promote and enforce river usage best practices amongst operators of restaurants, workshops, and other commercial outlets

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Promote and enforce river usage best practices amongst companies in industries that generate wastewater/effluent

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Promote and enforce river usage best practices in terms of general rubbish disposal

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Interceptor Works along the 10.7KM River Beautification Project

JPS Malaysia is also concurrently spearheading the River of Life Public Outreach Programme. The programme, aimed at on-the-ground education and behavioural change towards caring for rivers, came into force in 2013 in three phases. Phase 1 has been planned for the Upper Klang River catchment. This will also be expanded to Gombak River as Phase 2, and eventually cover the entire River of Life boundary in Phase 3.

Our Achievements So Far

Still in Progress

Still To Come

Water Quality Index Achievement APR 2017