03 Jul '11, 6am

New reservoirs to boost S'pore's water supply

New reservoirs to boost S'pore's water supply

SINGAPORE: Singapore's water supply received a boost with the opening of the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs. This brings the total number of reservoirs in Singapore to 17. The reservoirs were created by the damming of Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon. They will collect rainwater from estates and areas within Punggol and Sengkang, as well as parts of Hougang and Ang Mo Kio. Together with the Marina Reservoir, they increase the water catchment areas from half to two-thirds of Singapore. National water agency PUB celebrated this milestone on Sunday at a ceremony officiated by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. The plan is part of PUB's strategy to create estuarine reservoirs by damming the major rivers to collect and store as much of the 2,400mm of rain that it gets annually. Singapore has eight reservoirs collecting water from urba...

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