31 Jan '16, 5am

[News] New water treatment systems for Ubin food stalls

[News] New water treatment systems for Ubin food stalls

SINGAPORE - Two stalls selling cooked food on Pulau Ubin will no longer have to boil well water continuously for a minute before using it to cook, after the National Environment Agency (NEA) installed water treatment systems at their premises earlier this month. Water from those two systems have been deemed safe for the preparation of food and drinks for sale by operators. Tests are still being run on water from a third system installed at another food establishment. There are seven licensed retail food outlets in total on the island. In December, the NEA required all food retail outlets on Pulau Ubin to boil well water for at least one minute before using it to prepare food after it found a deterioration in water quality. According to the NEA, testing samples of water drawn from the wells had showed the presence of E. coli (Escherichia coli) and total coliform bacteria, w...

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