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FOR THE LOVE OF WATER
   
 
Conserve
Conserve water with simple acts.
 
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Value water by keeping it clean.
 
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Enjoy water for the value that it brings us.
 
The journey of Singapore's sustainable water management does not end with the establishment of the Four National Taps. Although the infrastructure, technologies and programmes are already in place to ensure we have an adequate supply of high quality water, corporate and individual consumers play a vital part in Singapore's water management for the sustainability of this precious resource.

After decades of protecting the raw water sources, PUB opened up various reservoirs for recreational water activities to get people closer to water so that they can better appreciate its preciousness and endearing qualities.

The aim is to inculcate a sense of ownership of this shared resource so that everyone feels the importance of conserving it by using it wisely and wants to be a guardian of water by ensuring the raw water sources are kept clean and unpolluted.

The reward that awaits us is not just a sustainable supply of water. We will also get to enjoy a myriad of recreational activities such as paddling on a kayak or a dragonboat, wakeboarding, rowing, sailing, rappelling across a reservoir and more.

By keeping our rivers and reservoirs clean, we will not only contain the costs of water treatment but also enhance the aesthetics of our living environment.

Since 2006, PUB has made a further leap with the launch of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme. This long-term initiative aims to transform our functional water collection network of drains, canals and reservoirs into picturesque streams, rivers and lakes. More community and recreational activities will become possible and this initiative will bring waterfront living to the heartlanders, enhancing the quality of life in Singapore.

By having various activities at the reservoirs and selected rivers, PUB hopes to bring people closer to water. For those not into water activities, PUB brings the water to them through the ABC Waters programme. The aim is to enhance the bond between the population and our precious water resources.

PUB's long-term goal is to build a community of water-loving individuals and organisations who are passionate about our water bodies and strive to protect them.

The Friends of Water programme is aimed at enlarging PUB's circle of friends who regularly report leaks, volunteer their time to help raise our national water consciousness and organise various activities for the water cause.

The Our Waters programme is targeted mainly at corporations, schools and organisations where they adopt a reservoir, reservoir park or waterway and be its guardian for two years.

To encourage outstanding partners, the prestigious Watermark Award is presented each year to deserving schools, organisations, corporations and individuals who have gone the extra mile for the water cause.
 
 
WATER, A PRIZED ASSET   WATER, A PRIZED ASSET

While there is enough water for you and me, what happens if our generation squanders away current sources of water through careless usage?

The next source of water could cost much more than current sources. That's why the price of water in Singapore must reflect the preciousness of this resource to ensure that it is sustainable for future generations.

There are two components in the pricing. The water tariff is aimed at covering the full cost of production and supply of water. However, pricing at just cost recovery may result in many of us over-using this precious resource.

Therefore, a water conservation tax is applied to the water tariff to reflect the real cost of water, that is the higher cost of additional sources of water. As every drop of water is precious, the water conservation tax is applied from the first drop of water used. This encourages all of us to be prudent in the way we use water.
 
   
 
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