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Farming Communities

Protecting our reservoirs in water catchments with agricultural activities

Farms with land agricultural activities sited within water catchments need to be properly managed as rainwater runoff and discharges carrying nutrients from these farms may flow into the reservoirs. Implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) will help to protect reservoir water and maintain the sustainability of farmlands. 

Refer to the Farming Communities Publications listed below for more information.

Clean Waters Begin With You

Singapore is a small island state that faces the challenge of making the most of urban stormwater harvesting. In the long run, we aim to increase our water catchment area from two-thirds to 90% of Singapore’s land area. Most of this will be made up of unprotected catchments which are land where development is allowed (e.g. residential, commercial and non-pollutive industries).

With more people living and working within water catchments, keeping our waterways and water resources clean will be a challenge. Used water (e.g. water from your washing activities) goes into the sewers and is channelled to water reclamation plants for treatment. It is important to discharge used water into the sewers so that our water supply source stays clean.

Refer to the Clean Waters Begin With You brochures below for more information.

Farming Communities Publications

Clean Waters Begin With You Publications