08 Jun '11, 11am

What excuse will PUB come up next if it floods in Orchard again?

After being caught off-guard by a ‘technical glitch’ in its flood-alert system last Sunday which may have cost businesses in Orchard millions of dollars in losses, PUB is now ‘tweaking’ the SAME system to make it more ‘responsive’. Instead of holding the vendor responsible for the glitch, PUB continues to defend its abject incompetence in the state media on the ground that the original system was not designed to trigger an SMS alert when water levels hit 100 percent: “For that particular day, what happened was that the rate of increase for the water was pretty high; it was so high that it bypassed the trigger points of 75% and 90% levels. So the SMS alert was not sent,” PUB’s director for infocomm department Peng Kah Poh said. According to PUB, the system will now start triggering SMS alerts even if water levels hit 100% after the tweaking. In the meantime, PUB CEO Khoo Te...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/08/pub-tweaking-sms-...

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