Indah Water's Faizal Othman: Cleaning WCs at RM8 Per Household is Not for the Queasy

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Indah Water's Faizal Othman: Cleaning WCs at RM8 Per Household is Not for the Queasy

Sewerage services is not for the squeamish. Indah Water Konsortium CEO Faizal Othman tells AWANI Review’s Ibrahim Sani there is a need to revise tariffs to reflect the true cost of maintaining 6,000 sewerage plants; almost 19,000 kilometres of waste pipes all over the country.

The average Malaysian household pay RM8 per month for the sewerage system.This fee was set in 1993. And has not seen an increase since then. And yet, over the course of two and a half decades, costs to manage the nation’s sewers have gone up dramatically. This is very unsustainable because the current tariff is just too low. In fact, our tariff is one of the lowest in the world "The sewerage industry in Malaysia is actually one of the...

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