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IN THE NEWS



Sewage Contamination of Water Supply
August, 2000. In August 2000, poor design and negligence resulted in sewage contamination in Bukit Timah Plaza and the adjacent Sherwood Tower. The polluted water caused 122 people to fall ill. Investigations showed that the management had failed to properly maintain the complex's water supply and internal sanitary-piping systems.


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Water Contamination occured during May drought
May 28, 2002. Reports of water contamination have surfaced since water rationing began in northern Taiwan, with large numbers of residents in Taipei City and Taipei County suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. It turns out that the water supply was easily contaminated for two reasons -- both of which should have been easy to avoid.


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NASD: Drinking Water Quality and Health
August 10, 2005. Water can be hard or soft, natural or modified, bottled or tap, carbonated or still. What are the effects of organic chemicals, lead, fluoride, nitrate, sulfate, radon, gardia and other micro-organisms on your health? What steps can you take to improve water quality at the point of use?


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Water Quality Problems, Causes & Treatments
August 10, 2005. Impurities contained in water may cause health problems, damage equipment or plumbing, or make the water undesirable due to taste, odor, appearance or staining.

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Singapore Green Plan 2012: Clean Water
Catch a glimpse of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources roadmap for a clean & green Singapore. Download the full version of Singapore Green Plan 2012, or its powerpoint presentation file.

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Water Quality & Sustainability in Singapore
Listen to what the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources has to say on their strategic action plans for water quality and sustainability in Singapore.

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NEWater - Treatment & Quality
NEWater, a term coined by the Public Utilities Board, is used water that has been reclaimed and treated through a stepped process of micro-filtration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection. Learn more about the treatment process, future plans for NEWater, and the quality of NEWater as compared to PUB water. Read the Expert Panel Review Report on NEWater.


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NEWater is like distilled water, 'too clean'
NEWater is not only clean enough to drink, it is 'too clean' for drinking because it has been stripped of all its minerals. So, it has to be mixed with reservoir water to regain lost minerals.

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