UM's Water Filtration System Gets Thumbs Up

Last update: 02/02/2015

GUA MUSANG, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- A water filtration system invented by Universiti Malaya (UM) has received the thumbs up for use in flood hit villages in Kelantan.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the state-of-the art system was able to provide quality water.

However, with the cost at RM40,000 a unit, Idris said contributions were needed from all around so that they could be installed in flood-hit villages.

"The Rural and Regional Development Ministry and voluntary bodies can contribute financially so that this filtration system can be installed in flood-hit villages," he said after witnessing the installation of the system in Kampung Pasir Linggi here Monday.

Also present were UM's Chemical Engineering Department head Prof Dr Mohd Azlan Hussain, who headed the team that produced the filtration system, Kelantan Education Department director Hussain Awang, Paloh Assemblyman Datuk Nozula Mat Diah and Galas assemblyman Ab Aziz Yusof.

It is the third such unit to be installed in flood hit villages in Kelantan, with the others, contributed by Media Prima Bhd and university volunteers, in Kampung Sungai Durian, Kuala Krai. It can filter up to 700 litres of water an hour and support a community of 300 families.

On other matters, Idris said all flood hit schools had reopened as normal only that some still had yet to be back at 100 per cent in terms of tools and equipment.