22 Nov '11, 2am

Bedok Reservoir deaths: Water is safe for drinking, Vivian Balakrishnan says

Bedok Reservoir deaths: Water is safe for drinking, Vivian Balakrishnan says

The safety of drinking water was not compromised by the recent spate of deaths in Bedok Reservoir, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Leonard Lim The safety of drinking water was not compromised by the recent spate of deaths in Bedok Reservoir, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday. This is because the water from the reservoir is raw water which has yet to undergo filtration and chemical disinfection. The minister gave the assurance that Singapore's water purification process, which is well within World Health Organisation guidelines, eliminates bacteria which may be found in decaying organic material. Treated water is tested daily for chemical and biological parameters as well, the minister said in a reply to a question from Non-Constituency MP Lina Ch...

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