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PUB starts development of coastal-inland flood model which will help assess flood risks

PUB has started work on a new coastal-inland flood model, which will enable it to better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas. The model, which is capable of simulating and evaluating both inland and…

New version of myENV app launched, providing information on environment, water and food

A new version of the myENV mobile app, which provides integrated information on Singapore’s environment, water services and food safety, was launched on Wed. The app combines information from the stats boards in the MSE family – NEA,…

Singapore to invest S$25 million in marine climate change research

To address issues like rising sea levels and warmer sea surface temperatures, NParks will lead a new S$25 million research programme on marine climate change. It is among five initiatives announced on Fri to study urban sustainability. The…

Flash floods hit western Singapore, some roads impassable

Heavy rain in the afternoon on Tues caused flash floods which rendered some roads in western Singapore unpassable. At about 5.30pm on Tues, PUB said on FB that flash floods had occurred in Boon Lay Way and Corporation…

Singapore landmarks turn blue to mark World Water Day

The city skyline turned into a sea of blue to mark World Water Day, as Singapore showed its commitment to water sustainability over the weekend. From Sat till Mon, a record 44 landmarks and buildings, including the ArtScience…

Hougang neighbourhood garden, 30-year home to flowers and veggies, uprooted again

Elderly gardeners in Hougang bid a sad farewell to their neighbourhood garden of over three decades yesterday after the authorities intervened, saying it was a safety risk and obstruction. The nearly 100m plot of flowers and vegetables such…

Are you prepared? PUB campaign highlights how climate change threatens Singapore’s weather, coastlines

Dramatic scenes of a couple rushing to protect a young boy from being engulfed by a wall of seawater. Prolonged dry spells and heavy rain. A new campaign by PUB aims to raise awareness of the impact climate…

Loud bang in Jurong East after 45kg of chlorine powder poured into public sewers

Residents were startled by a loud bang after 45kg of chlorine powder was poured into the public sewers by a swimming school. A maintenance keeper at the site in Jurong East had discarded it without realising it would…

PUB to study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast

PUB will study ways to protect Singapore’s north-west coast against rising sea levels, after the completion of coastal protection studies for City-East Coast and Jurong Island, it said on Thurs. PUB also provided an update on these two…

PUB to set new water efficiency standards for equipment in non-domestic sector

Starting next year, commercial water equipment and water closet (WC) flush valves that are supplied and sold in Singapore will have to meet minimum efficiency requirements. In his speech in Parliament on Thurs, Minister of State for MSE…

Promoting water conservation a key facet of PUB’s work

We thank Mr Seah Yam Meng, Mr Philip Siow, Mr Ramamurthy Mahesh Kumar, Mr Tan Kim Hock and Mr Foo Kwang Sai for their feedback and suggestions on desalination and water conservation. It is heartening to know that…

‘Monstrous’ fish at MacRitchie Reservoir identified as non-native alligator gar

The carcass of a “monstrous” fish spotted at MacRitchie Reservoir on Sun is the latest sighting of an alien species here. It was identified as an alligator gar. The fish, native to North America, can grow to a…

Focus on desalination as main water supply tap

I refer to the news report, Opening of 4th desalination plant a boost to water security (Feb 5). PUB’s CEO Ng Joo Hee made a salient point when he said that unlike the other three taps – imported…

Keppel Infrastructure, PUB open Singapore’s fourth desalination plant

Singapore has opened its fourth desalination plant, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP), under the partnership of Keppel Infrastructure and PUB. KMEDP is Singapore’s first large-scale, dual-mode desalination plant and is capable of producing 137,000 cubic metres…

Linggiu Reservoir, Singapore’s main water source in Malaysia, back at healthy levels for first time since 2016

Recent rain has replenished Singapore’s main water source in Malaysia, with the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor now full, said PM Lee on Thurs. This is the first time water levels have recovered to healthy levels following a dry…

New water detention tank to prevent flooding in Jalan Besar to be completed by 2025

A new underground detention tank will be built beside Syed Alwi Road by 2025 to prevent flooding in the low-lying Jalan Besar area. The construction of the tank is part of Singapore’s wider efforts to adapt to climate…

New Baby Shark music video sees PUB mascots teaching children to save water

After teaching children to wash their hands to stay safe from Covid-19, Baby Shark is back – this time with friends in tow – to teach kids here the importance of saving water. A new music video sees…

Did communication delay cause more water wastage?

On Dec 14 last year, Mr Abu Mansor contacted PUB about a leaking pipe at the junction of Pandan Avenue and Pandan Road (Wastage: Leaking pipe not fixed, Jan 13). PUB said its service crew investigated the matter…

Building owners have to maintain service pipes

We thank Mr Abu Mansor for his letter (Wastage: Leaking pipe not fixed, Jan 13). On receiving the feedback from Mr Mansor on Dec 15 last year, PUB service crew went to Pandan Avenue and Pandan Road to…

Leaking pipe still not fixed after a month

On Dec 14 last year, I called PUB to report a leak in a water pipe at the junction of Pandan Ave and Pandan Road. An officer promised to send someone to the area to rectify the leak.…

Put tougher anti-smoking measures in place, do more to enforce rules

Tobacco-caused diseases kill more than 2,200 people in Singapore every year, according to The Tobacco Atlas. But I do not see any real gumption in enforcing “no smoking” rules. Everywhere you go, you cannot avoid walking through second-hand…

Rainfall yesterday among highest in past 39 years

Sweater weather continued for the second day of the new year in Singapore, with wet and windy conditions yesterday. The wet weather has been so persistent that the 318.6mm of rain that fell in Changi from Fri, the…

Not flooding but draining at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Photos of high water levels in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park have caused some netizens to assume it is flooded, but the park is functioning exactly as intended – with a canal that channels rainwater downstream. The spike…

PUB issues flash flood warnings for 3 areas on Jan 2 as temperatures dip below 22 deg C on New Year’s Day

PUB has warned of flash floods occurring in three areas due to heavy rain on Sat. They are at Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Lor Halus (towards TPE) and Jln Seaview. At about 9.30am on Sat, it stated that…

Wet start to New Year continues as mercury falls to cool 21.1°C in Singapore

Temperatures dropped to a low of 21.1°C on Sat as cool and rainy weather from a monsoon surge continued on from Fri, said NEA. In a FB post, NEA said widespread continuous rain and some thundery showers were…

Temperature dips below 22 deg C in some parts of island, flood warning at 5 places on New Year’s Day

Temperatures fell below 22 deg C in parts of Singapore due to prolonged moderate to heavy rain since Fri morning. Cool weather was felt in several locations in Singapore, with temperatures dropping to 21.2 deg C at Bukit…

PUB trials new flood barrier that can be deployed by residents, shop owners amid monsoon season

PUB is trialling a new portable flood barrier during the ongoing monsoon season, which is expected to persist into the first month of 2021. A total of 20 new Floodgate barriers, which are able to block flash floods…

Contractor fined S$8,500 after water contamination detected at River Valley condo

A contractor has been fined S$8,500 for failing to ensure that a licensed plumber was conducting regulated works at a private condominium along Kim Yan Road, causing contamination to water supply, PUB said on Mon. The firm was…

Developers, builders need to uphold construction quality standards

The letter by forum contributor Eveline Tu resonated strongly with my experience of buying a strata-titled property. The property I purchased, located in the east, received its TOP around late 2015. The developer and main contractor are relatively…

China State Construction Engineering awarded S$237.6m PUB contract

The Singapore branch of China State Construction Engg Corp (CSCE) has been awarded a S$237.6 million contract to construct two industrial liquids modules (ILMs) for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The contract includes the civil, structural and…

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