In recent days, the real-time early warning system for water quality of the Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link project (ECRL) has been officially launched at the Batu Dam, near Serendah Tunnel.
Batu Dam is situated downstream at the confluence of the Sungai Batu and Sungai Tua basins, approximately 16 kilometers upstream from the Kuala Lumpur city center. It serves as a vital water source and forest conservation area for Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding regions.
The system offers continuous water quality monitoring of crucial parameters such as PH levels, Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Ammonia Nitrogen (AN), and temperature in the water flowing into Batu Dam. This enables prompt awareness of water quality and facilitates early detection of significant or unforeseen water pollution incidents in the water source.
This marks Malaysia's first water quality monitoring public facility undertaken and operated by a corporation, reflecting the ECRL's commitment to sustainable development and local environmental protection.
With the operation of this system, it will further enhance the water security for the surrounding cities.