22 Jun '11, 2pm

Bedok water safe to drink

Bedok water safe to drink

SINGAPORE: National water agency PUB says the water treatment process at its Bedok plant is stringent, ensuring that its water is safe to drink. The assurance comes after part of a decomposed body was found floating in the nearby Bedok Reservoir. The water treatment process at the Bedok facility takes six steps, two of which involve an enhanced disinfecting technology called ozonation. The treatment starts at four tanks, each containing high-voltage electricity. Ozone - a gas converted from oxygen - is produced in the tanks. When infused with water, ozone kills bacteria and micro-organisms like algae and plankton which float on the water surface initially. A coagulant called aluminium sulphate is then used to clump the dead particles. Due to their combined weight, the dead particles sink to the bottom of the tanks, leaving clarified water at the top. At this point, the wat...

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