Sustainability Focus: Extension of Sawah Raja Water Treatment Plant (WTP)

Sawah Raja, Malaysia

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The Sawah Raja WTP produced approximately 13.2 million gallons per day (MGD) of treated water for residents of Rembau in southeastern Malaysia.

The Challenge

However, this was insufficient to meet demand and Rembau still relied on additional water to be supplied from the Gemencheh WTP, located more than 12 miles (20 kilometers) away.

Solutions and Involvement

As a result, plant owners Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad and Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan asked AECOM to expand the existing water treatment capability at Sawah Raja WTP.

To ensure success of the project, AECOM studied and investigated the site, assessed and appraised the existing WTP and water supply network, and provided detailed design and site supervision.

Achievements and Outcomes

Drawing on world-class water treatment experience and expertise, our solution considered the existing site constraints, treatment processes and equipment and ensured that the plant operation and water supply to Rembau was not disrupted.

The expansion of Sawah Raja WTP from 13.2 MGD to 26.4 MGD reduces supply dependency on Gemencheh WTP while improving the security of the water supply to Rembau.

Our Work and the SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by countries to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. AECOM supports the SDGs. You can read AECOM’s Sustainability Report 2016  to learn more about how our work on clients’ projects, like this one, is helping transform the world.