Current practice in rehabilitating old pipes for water distribution network in Malaysia

S. S., Sufian and Noor Suraya, Romali and A. R., Rahimi and Mazlan, Abu Seman (2021) Current practice in rehabilitating old pipes for water distribution network in Malaysia. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; International Conference of Sustainable Earth Resources Engineering 2020, SERIES 2020 , 19 June 2020 , Virtual. pp. 1-10., 641 (1). ISSN 1755-1307

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The water distribution network (WDN) is critical in daily life because it provides treated water to consumers. However, WDN in Malaysia is facing a significant amount of water loss during the water distribution process (i.e., non-revenue water (NRW) with an average percentage of 35.6%. While one of the leading causes of NRW is old pipes, water operators are still facing barriers to rehabilitate old pipes to new pipes. Therefore, this study aims to identify the strategies to improve current practice in rehabilitating old pipes. To achieve that objective, open-ended individual interviews will be performed with sixteen individuals that have experience in managing WDN and NRW in Malaysia. This research contributes to identify the current practice/method, which has three main categories i.e. people, technology, and process in rehabilitating old pipes from industry practitioners' perspectives, which could assist researchers and industry practitioners in developing strategies to reduce NRW among water operators. The findings of this research can help to improve WDN in reducing NRW.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Facings; Patient rehabilitation; Sanitary sewers; Water treatment
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Earth Resources & Sustainability Centre (ERAS)
College of Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 01:17
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 01:17
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