08 Feb '12, 2am

ST Forum: A reader has suggestions on how to stop Bedok reservoir from turning into a pool of death

I AM saddened by the recent spate of deaths at Bedok Reservoir ('Body found at Bedok Reservoir'; Jan 29). As a long-time resident, I regret that this beautiful and tranquil area is now linked to such unfortunate incidents. I suggest three ways to help prevent such tragedies: First, install intercom devices with built-in cameras, covering the perimeter of the reservoir at 400m intervals and linking to the guard post located at the pump station, which is manned round the clock. These can serve as SOS call booths for reservoir users to report incidents requiring urgent attention. The built-in cameras will deter prank callers. Second, issue military-standard thermal heat-sensor binoculars to the night guard on duty at the pump station to enable him to conduct an hourly visual survey, sweeping the reservoir to identify people who need help or attention. Help can then be deploye...

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