21 Nov '11, 10am

Bedok Reservoir water is safe to drink, says Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

SINGAPORE - Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, said the standard operating procedure to treat water did not need to be changed after bodies were found in Bedok Reservoir in the last few months. He was responding to a question from Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Lina Chiam. There have been six reported cases of bodies found at Bedok Reservoir, over the past four months, leading to questions over the impact of water quality there. Dr Balakrishnan said all the incidents happened in the reservoir containing raw, untreated water. Before the water reaches public taps, it is filtered and chemically disinfected to a standard well within the World Health Organisation's Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality before it is supplied as potable water. Dr Balakrishnan said the treatment process rids the water of bacteria, such as those from decayi...

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