KUALA KRAI - A team from the Singapore Armed Forces has installed several Water Purification Units (WPU) in Kelantan to help overcome the issue of lack of clean water supply following the massive floods in the east coast.
The team's spokesman, who declined to be named, said the machines were installed in stages from last Thursday.
"We waited until the flood receded and began installing the first two units in Machang.
"Two more units are now in Kuala Krai and Sungai Durian," he said.
The officer explained that the water purification process involved retrieving river water via a suction pipe. The water is treated by reverse osmosis before it is cleaned with ultraviolet light and chlorine.
"The end product has been tested and safe to consume and the machine can process up to 4,000 litres a day.
"In order to maintain the efficiency of the machine, we operate it for four hours straight before resting it for two hours. Our tank is able to store up to 1,000 litres every time," he said.
The officer said the water is packed in plastic bottles and given to the people.