SPLASH Environment Objectives
As open burning is strictly prohibited at site, SPLASH took the initiative to use the Air Curtain Incinerator (ACI), a clean controlled-burning process permitted and approved by DOE. SSP3 is the first project site in Malaysia to adopt this system.
Environmental Safety Procedure
Protection of Raw Water Source
In addition, 197 square kilometres of the catchment area upstream of the dam has been gazetted as a forest and water catchment reserve, assuring protection from any development.
This protects the water source from any development that may have adverse effects on the quality of raw water. This in turn ensures raw water at the abstraction points continue to be of a quality viable for treatment.
Integrated River Basin Management
In line with this, SPLASH has installed on-line raw water monitoring stations complete with early warning systems at strategically selected locations along Sungai Selangor, between the SSP3 Dam and the intake points at Bukit Badong. This system enables continuous monitoring of river water quality and provides an early warning to water operators of potential raw water quality violations. At the same time, SPLASH is able to map out the pollution trend of river and advise LUAS and other related agencies of the status of Sungai Selangor accordingly.