04 Mar '11, 10am

Look out for those bins. Recycling bins for every HDB block

7. Likewise, although flood-prone areas have been reduced by 98% from 3200 ha in the 1970s to 56 ha today, the last year's flooding incidents led us to review the existing drainage infrastructure. PUB has begun work on several key locations including Orchard Road. Given the uncertainties in weather patterns, PUB will design new drains to cope with more intense rain, within the constraints of cost effectiveness and competing land use. For more extensive monitoring of water levels in the key canals and drains, we have expanded our network of water level sensors from 32 to 90 since December 2010 and will increase it further to 150 this year. An SMS Alert system to provide early warning of potential floods will be rolled out to the public later this year. We will also continue to invest in infrastructure, and work with building owners and managing agents, businesses and reside...

Full article: http://app.mewr.gov.sg/web/Contents/Contents.aspx?Yr=2011...

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