During the visit, we were first brought to the conference room for a light breakfast and a brief introduction given by Mr. Aqil from Indah Water Konsortium Corporate Communication Unit. Here, we were introduced to how sewage treatment is done from the start when the sewage enters the facilities until the end when the treated water is released into the river.
Then we were separated into 2 groups and were taken to visit each of the processing units. There are a total of 7 units that we were able to visit on that day which are the Screening chamber, Grit & Grease chamber, Aeration Tank, Sludge Removal Tank, Chlorination Tank, Pump & Blower Room, and Sludge Bedding. Each of these units has its own significant function in the water treatment steps and we are very grateful that we were given the chance to learn and observe each of them.
The visit ends at around 11.30 am with a short appreciation speech delivered by Prof. Raha and some photography sessions. To conclude our visit, It is best to say that we were able to gain a lot of knowledge which we won’t be able to get in class. Being able to observe how the work is done in real-life really does open our eyes to the world and boost our spirit to do our best for the future.