24 May '11, 4am

In 2002, we were promised 'watertight security for water tanks'. This has not proven to be the case: Voices

I REFER to the report "Access to water tanks tightened" (May 20), in which town council coordinating chairman Dr Teo Ho Pin assures us that, from now on, only authorised town council staff and its Essential Maintenance Services Unit will have access to the water tanks. In 2002 after a similar breach, the authorities assured us there was "watertight security for water tanks". I was not satisfied with that assurance because a friend in the construction business had told me he had seen workers jumping into water tanks to bathe. I then wrote to the Government relating my friend's experience and urged the authorities to plug this loophole. I wrote that "so long as there are some people who can get permission to access the water tanks, the loophole will always be there unless the town councils do a better job to monitor the situation". Apparently my suggestion was not taken seri...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110524-0000272/Raisi...

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