27 Feb '11, 12pm

New and transfer maids at more than 10 maid agencies across the island will now have to attend a class on saving water.

Trainer Woon Siew Lan showing one of the domestic helpers undergoing PUB Water Conservation Programme how to conserve water. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN NEW and transfer maids at more than 10 maid agencies across the island will now have to attend a one-hour class on saving water. The call to get domestic workers involved is part of the PUB's water-conservation outreach programme for 2011, which was launched on Sunday by the Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor at City Square Mall. The pilot project - the first time that Singapore's national water agency is tapping domestic helpers - will see the PUB team up with some of Singapore's biggest maid agencies, which account for thousands of maids a year. The PUB hopes to get more agencies on board in the next couple of years. 'I think it's a very tangible and very practical effort. It means that when ...

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