09 Jun '17, 3am

Older HDB flats to get more efficient water closets

Eligible households can get their non-water efficient nine-litre water closets replaced for free, helping them save water and reduce their water bill. To help residents of older HDB flats save water and lower their water bill, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) will provide eligible families with new water-efficient water closets for free, as part of a three-year project. This comes as HDB flats built between 1986 and 1992 are fitted with non-water efficient nine-litre water closets, which were discontinued way back in 1992. With the new water closets, households can save up to five litres of water per flush, effectively lowering their water bills by up to 10 percent. Michael Toh, the PUB’s Director of Water Supply (Network), noted that nine-litre water closets use almost twice the amount of water compared to water-efficient water closets. “Water is precious and every drop o...

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