FAQS      
         
   

What is defined as Population Equivalent (PE)?

Population Equivalent (PE) is defined as the number of persons that the development area is designed for.

The general rule of thumb in the industry in Malaysia is that 1 house is equivalent to a Population Equivalent (PE) of 5.

 

What is the difference between Standard A and Standard B?

Placed in areas that are usually located upstream of a water supply intake, Standard A is for waste water discharge containing Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of less than 20mg/L and Suspended Solids of less than 50mg/L.

In areas that are usually located downstream of a water supply intake, Standard B contains a Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of less than 50mg/L and Suspended Solids of less than 100mg/L.

  BOD
(in mg/L)
SS
(in mg/L)
Standard A
20
50
Standard B
50
100
As stated by the Malaysian Department of Environment.

 

Which system is the right one for me?

Sept-Tex Individual houses, petrol stations, small offices, small commercial buildings or small factories
Bio-Tex Housing estates that have higher than 30 units, commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, factories, airports, golf courses or shopping complexes
Custom Design Developments requiring higher than 5000 PE or Sewage Treatment Plant area is of a high constraint.

 

What does pre-approved mean?

Approval process for the Bio-Tex system by JPP and IWK is within three (3) to four (4) months, which is faster than a Custom Designed Reinforced Concrete systems which can take anywhere between six (6) months to one (1) year.