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    Preparing for the Northeast Monsoon
    5 December 2018

    The Northeast Monsoon has set in and is expected to last till March 2019. PUB has been working with the community and stakeholders to prepare the wetter weather and possible flash floods.....

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    Saving Water Starts from Young
    13 November 2018

    Over the years, Singapore’s Litres per Capita per Day (LPCD) has improved. With everyone’s efforts, our daily water consumption has dropped to a low of 143 litres per person in 2017....

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    Saving Water with Chong Family
    5 November 2018

    Over the years, Singapore’s Litres per Capita per Day (LPCD) has improved. With everyone’s efforts, our daily water consumption has dropped to a low of 143 litres per person in 2017....

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    Our Water Heroes: Khairil Anwar Makktom
    31 October 2018

    As the Deputy General Manager of Marina Barrage, Khairil Anwar Makktom has come a long way since joining PUB 12 years ago. He started off as an engineer managing the construction of sewers.....

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    Our Water Heroes: Winnie Tan
    31 October 2018

    Having joined the Marina Barrage team since its opening in 2008, Winnie Tan is no stranger to the events that happen around the barrage. Over the years, Marina Barrage evolved to become....

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    Marina Barrage’s 10th Anniversary Finale Bash
    27 October 2018

    Marina Barrage hosted its biggest-ever carnival from 26 to 28 October — to mark the finale of its 10th Anniversary celebrations....

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    Our Water Heroes: Ng Rui Qiang
    4 October 2018

    As a Civil Engineering graduate, Ng Rui Qiang always had an interest in buildings and structures. To Rui Qiang, cities are “just like the human body, where utility services are the veins and arteries and buildings are the muscles and bones.”....

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    Our Water Heroes: Ahmad Zaki Bin Salleh
    4 October 2018

    Senior Engineer Ahmad Zaki Bin Salleh was one of the key engineers involved in the process of planning and construction of the Stamford Detention Tank (SDT) and the Stamford Diversion Canal (SDC).....

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    Opening of ABC Waters @ Hougang Town
    29 September 2018

    Three Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) projects located at Hougang Town were officially opened this morning by DPM Teo Chee Hean, Adviser to Ang Mo Kio GRC Grassroots Organisations (GROs).....

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    Stamford Diversion Canal and Stamford Detention Tank Go Operational
    28 September 2018

    The Stamford Detention Tank (SDT) and Stamford Diversion Canal (SDC) were officially opened today by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources....

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    Opening of ABC Waters @ Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal (Holland Plain)
    22 September 2018

    Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) @ Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal (Holland Plain) was officially opened earlier today by Advisers to Holland-Bukit Timah Grassroots Organisations, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan....

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    Raingarden Workshop @ Singapore Night Festival
    24 August 2018

    Friends of Water volunteers from Dunman High School facilitated a raingarden workshop at the Singapore Night Festival to educate participants on the concept of natural filtration in raingardens......

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    Explore Secrets of Water at the Aquatic Dream
    17 August 2018

    The Singapore Night Festival (SNF) 2018 kicked off last Friday (17 Aug) with more than 14 interactive night lights installation exhibitions in the Bras Basah, Bugis precinct....

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    RSAF50@Marina Barrage​​​
    11-12 August 2018

    Over this National Day weekend (11 & 12 Aug), more than 1,600 crowds came dressed in blue and gathered at the Marina Barrage green roof to witness the spectacular aerial display.....

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    NEW Scholarship Award Ceremony 2018
    31 July 2018

    This year, nine candidates received the National Environment and Water (NEW) scholarships from Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli at the NEW Scholarship Award Ceremony.....

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    Singapore Kite Day 2018 @ Marina Barrage
    21- 22 July 2018

    Singapore Kite Day is one of Marina Barrage's annual flagship event since 2010. Fliers from different countries would come together to showcase their beautiful gigantic kites and perform kite stunts...

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    Causes of water discolouration
    26 June 2018

    Singapore enjoys good quality tap water due to a robust water treatment process and a rigorous water quality monitoring programme that covers the entire water supply system.....

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    Our Water Heroes #5 – Tay Manjun
    1 June 2018

    "Ever-Ready" – Water Quality Department (WQD) Manjun Tay describes her team as having to be alert 24/7 to carry out prompt investigations on water quality issues when needed.....

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    Our Water Heroes #4 – Zhafri Shah
    30 May 2018

    "Meaningful" – was how Water Supply Network (WSN) officer Zhafri Shah described a day's work in PUB. Studying environmental engineering in National University of Singapore sparked his interest in the water industry...

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    Our Water Heroes #3 – Wong Lei Lei
    28 May 2018

    "Exciting" – Water Supply Network (WSN) officer Wong Lei Lei shared that she finds her work exciting because she encounters different challenges every day, which requires her to use varied skillsets to tackle these problems......

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    Our Water Heroes #2 – Cheong Xin Ling
    26 May 2018

    “Challenging” – As the Plant Manager, Water Supply Plant (WSP) officer Cheong Xin Ling oversees operations and maintenance of Bedok and Pulau Tekong Waterworks. At the waterworks, the raw reservoir water is treated, filtered....

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    Our Water Heroes - Mohd Rizdwan Yunos (Assistant Engineer)
    24 May 2018

    “Interesting” – Catchment and Waterways (CW) officer Mohd Rizdwan Yunos proudly describes his job as “doing things that people don’t usually get to try”.....

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    Breaking Records One by One
    5 April 2018

    Into its 11th year, the Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) event continues to break records and scale new heights, both locally and on international shores.....

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    75,000 People Pledge to Save Water and Fight Climate Action Today
    5 April 2018

    The month-long celebrations for Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) 2018 that kicked off on 3 March ended on a high note last Sunday (1 April) with a total of 75,000 ‘I Save’ pledges collected.....

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    Saving Water is in Our Hands
    26 March 2018

    A record of 43,000 students from 95 schools are taking part in water rationing exercises in March as part of Singapore World Water Day. This is double the number of participating schools last year....

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    Making a Mark at Watermark Awards
    28 March 2018

    What do petrochemicals, semiconductors, hotels and schools have in common? Plenty we say, as long as one shares a commitment to contribute, protect...

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    Pledging as a Family
    25 March 2018

    Together with Team Nila volunteers, LOVE 97.2FM DJs Bukoh Mary and Lee Lian were out in the far east of Singapore at Pasir Ris Hawker Centre on Sunday morning for the Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) roadshow....

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    Corporates Spread Water Conservation Message
    23 March 2018

    Many corporate partners have come forth in support of the Singapore World Water Day to promote the water conservation cause. On 21 March, Warna 94.2 FM DJ RZ visited Redmart’s office....

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    Singapore Landmarks Light Up in Blue to Celebrate World Water Day
    22 March 2018

    Did you notice the city skyline is bluer today? Happy World Water Day 2018! 22 March is the day designated by United Nations to remind all of us the importance of freshwater....

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    First University Hostel Conducts Water Rationing Exercise
    22 March 2018

    For the first time, a University hostel has participated in a water rationing exercise! For 10 whole hours, 670 National University of Singapore (NUS) students and staff residents at the Ridge View Residential College....

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    Prof Rita Colwell Honoured as Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate 2018
    22 March 2018

    In conjunction with World Water Day and the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018 - 2028...

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    House Visits to Promote Water Conservation
    20 March 2018

    In celebration of Singapore World Water Day, Minister Masagos Zulkifli and Senior Minister of State Dr Amy Khor, together with grassroots leaders from Tampines West and Hong Kah North....

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    Volunteers Help Garner “I Save” Pledges
    19 March 2018

    While most people were relaxing over the weekend, volunteers from ITE College West, Team Nila, School of Science and Technology, and Temasek Polytechnic....

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    Save as you Shower
    17 March 2018

    Save as you shower with the new kit in town! Some 300 households at West Rock@Bukit Batok will be the first of 10,000 to have smart shower devices installed in their units....

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    PCF Sparkletots Celebrates Singapore World Water Day
    17 March 2018

    Water is a gift. So don’t waste it. Turn it off when you’re done We’ll have enough for everyone. Sesame Street – “The Water Song”.....

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    30,000 Pledged to Save Water
    15 March 2018

    30,000 have pledged to save water. Have you? Is it possible to influence 50,000 people to pledge to save water? Yes, we say!....

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    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Pledges to Save Water
    11 March 2018

    Residents received a pleasant surprise when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a special appearance at the Community Fiesta event this morning.....

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    Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam Supports 'I Save' Pledge
    11 March 2018

    As part of My Nice Home Roadshow held this morning, Grassroots Advisor to Jurong GRC DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam participated in the " I Save" pledge to adopt water saving tips....

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    Singapore World Water Day Celebration at Geylang River
    11 March 2018

    Geylang Serai residents celebrated Singapore World Water Day 2018 at Geylang River this morning with Grassroots Adviser, Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC....

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    Celebration of Singapore World Water Day at Singapore Sports Hub
    10 March 2018

    While soaking in the fun of water-themed play at Singapore Sports Hub on 10 and 11 March 2018, participants also did their part for water conservation by making a pledge to save water....

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    Gold 90.5 FM DJs Mike Kasem and Vernetta Lopez at Shaw House's SWWD Roadshow
    10 March 2018

    Shopping at Orchard Road became more meaningful on 10 March, as shoppers found themselves at the centre of an exciting nationwide pledging campaign -- 'I Save' Pledge...

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    Minister Spread Water Saving Message at Mosque
    9 March 2018

    As part of Singapore World Water Day celebrations in March, Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli joined Al-Mawaddah Mosque for the Friday prayers....

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    Fuhua Secondary School Students Raised Water Conservation Awareness in Jurong West Neighbourhood
    9 March 2018

    Students from Fuhua Secondary School reached out to the community to encourage them to join the "I Save" Pledge in the Jurong West Avenue 1 neighbourhood.....

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    Gold 90.5 FM DJ Vernetta Lopez was at Velocity to Share More on Water Conservation
    7 March 2018

    The office crowd and shoppers caught a glimpse of Gold 90.5 FM DJ Vernetta Lopez, who was doing her roving reports when they visited the SWWD roadshow at Velocity on 7 March.....

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    Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology
    6 March 2018

    To drive water efficiency within households, PUB has introduced new water conservation programmes. One such programme is the AMR trial....

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    McDonald's Supports Singapore World Water Day
    6 March 2018

    McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, with over 130 restaurants in Singapore, is partnering PUB to distribute 70,000 copies of “A Water Wally Adventure: The Surprise Visitor” book to....

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    SWWD 2018 Short Film: A Day in the Life of Ms Lim
    5 March 2018

    In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) 2018, PUB produced a short film titled, A Day in the Life of Ms Lim, which talked about the main lead, Ms Lim's journey of practising and discovering....

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    SWWD Roadshow at Mustafa Centre with Radio Oli 96.8FM
    3 March 2018

    More than 45 roadshows are taking place island-wide in March in celebration of Singapore World Water Day and to remind people to be water-wise....

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    Launch of Singapore World Water Day at Marina Barrage
    3 March 2018

    A mega event was held at Marina Barrage to mark the launch of the month-long celebration for Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) 2018. Gracing this anchor event was Guest-of-honour President Halimah Yacob...

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    Gold 90.5 DJ Vernetta Lopez visited SSMC to learn about their SWWD efforts
    2 March 2018

    In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day 2018, Gold 90.5 FM DJ Vernetta Lopez visited Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC) at their Environmental, Health & Safety Day.....

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    Singapore World Water Day Community Celebration at Yishun Pond
    11 March 2018

    Another Singapore World Water Day (SWWD) 2018 community celebration took place at Yishun Pond on 11 March. Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Adviser to Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Organisation....

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    Enhancing Drains to Cope with More Rain
    30 November 2017

    The day-to-day work of drainage engineers in PUB involves coming up with ingenious solutions to tackle varied challenges in drainage projects, which are often massive and complex....

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    Water Efficiency Awards 2017 Live Radio Interview
    29 November 2017

    Following the Water Efficiency Awards (WEA) and Industrial Water Solutions Forum on 21 November, Ms Irene Toh (PUB) and Mr Philip Chan (Asia Square) shared....

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    The Quest for Water Security
    24 November 2017

    A two-page comic depicts Singapore's quest for water security through three chapters: "Early Struggles & Resolve: Local Catchments", "Across the Causeway: Imported Water"....

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    Preparing for the Coming Monsoon
    13 November 2017

    To prepare for the upcoming Northeast Monsoon season, PUB officers have been busy checking drainage systems at critical installations and construction sites....

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    Water Closet Replacement Project
    12 November 2017

    Launched in June 2017, the aim of the Water Closet Replacement Project is to help residents save water each time they use the toilet. ...

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    Cultivating Good Water Habits in Our Young
    10-12 November 2017

    PUB partnered Mummy’s Market to cultivate good water habits education in our children. With a whole new, exciting theme for this year Kids World Fair, families got to enjoy....

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    PUB Participates in Exercise Northstar
    28 October 2017

    Exercise Northstar is a series of exercises first introduced in 1997 to validate multi-agency emergency response plans and exercise co-ordination among national agencies in responding to major emergencies.....

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    A Showcase on Water Supply Network Inspection and Maintenance
    4 October 2017

    To address public concerns over the recent Bukit Batok pipe leak incidents, Water Supply Network (WSN) and 3P Network (Comms) proactively planned a media briefing cum site visit for key media outlets....

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    Start Small Dream Big - Big Bang Finale 2017
    29 September 2017

    Start Small Dream Big is an initiative by the Early Childhood Development Agency for pre-schools to inculcate values and engage children in activities that allow them to contribute to the society....

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    PARK(ing) Day 2017
    16 September 2017

    PUB participated in the PARK(ing) Day 2017 where members of the public dropped by our NEWater pop-up café to learn more about Singapore's Third National Tap, NEWater, and even tasted a sample of a bottle of it!...

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    Going Green In JurongHealth Campus
    25 August 2017

    With the aim of raising awareness on the importance of water conservation and recycling in staff, JurongHealth Campus worked together with PUB, NEA and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School to.....

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    Visit by Mayor of Liu Zhou City, Guanxi, China
    23 August 2017

    Mayor of Liu Zhou City, Guanxi, China visited the Marina Barrage to learn and understand about Singapore Integrated Water Management, so that Singapore's experience could be applied in Liu Zhou City, Guanxi....

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    Water Audit Challenge by Yio Chu Kang Zone 3 Residents' Committee
    12 August 2017

    Yio Chu Kang Zone 3 Residents' Committee continued to rally their residents to monitor their water consumption and bring their most recent water bill with at least 0.5 Cubic Metre....

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    National Day Celebration 2017 @ Marina Barrage
    9 August 2017

    Close to 16,000 crowd gathered on the Green Roof at Marina Barrage to celebrate Singapore's 52nd birthday. Highlights of this National Day celebration include gourmet selections by food trucks, carnival games.....

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    NVC Celebrates Singapore's National Day!
    9 August 2017

    About 40 participants had a fun-filled and enriching morning at the NEWater Visitor Centre (NVC) this National Day. Families took part in the hands-on workshop, where they learnt how to build their.....

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    MEWR Family National Day Observance Ceremony 2017
    8 August 2017

    The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) Family gathered at the lobby of Environment Building to celebrate Singapore's 52nd Birthday.

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    Licensed Plumbers Conversion Course
    2-3 August 2017

    About 70 existing PUB Licensed Water Service Plumbers (LWSP) and sanitary plumbers attended the 2-day Licensed Plumber Conversion Course conducted at Waterhub Auditorium.

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    Singapore Kite Day @ Marina Barrage 2017
    29 and 30 July 2017

    The annual kite flying festival organised by PUB and the Singapore Kite Association is back at Marina Barrage for the 8th year running. Held on 29 and 30 July 2017 about 15, 000 participants.....

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    Visit of Jamaican Prime Minister H.E. Andrew Holness to NEWater Visitor Centre
    28 July 2017

    Hosted by PUB's Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) Mr Tan Yok Gin, Jamaican Prime Minister H.E. Andrew Holness visited NEWater Visitor Centre....

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    Singapore International Water Week Spotlight 2017
    18-19 July 2017

    The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Spotlight 2017 is part of a series of exclusive by-invitation only events held once every two years....

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    Replacement of Non-Water Efficient Water Closets for Households
    20 June 2017

    On 8 June 2017, PUB launched a project in the older HDB flats to help households who are currently placed on community assistance schemes replace their existing 9-litre water closets (WCs) with more water efficient ones...

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    Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (SMS) & Ministry of Health, visited NurtureStars Pre-school at SAFRA Toa Payoh
    15 March 2017

    In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day (SWWD), Dr Amy Khor visited NurtureStars Pre-school, which is one of the edu-services under the Crestar Education Group, during their water rationing exercise.....

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    Engaging Foreign Domestic Workers as Water Conservation Ambassadors
    01 Nov 2019

    For the first time, Singapore’s national water agency PUB is collaborating with the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) to......

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    PUB officers lauded for exemplifying OneService spirit to address community needs
    24 Oct 2019

    In November 2017, PUB received requests from the Choa Chu Kang and Zhenghua Constituency Offices (COs) to improve the connectivity between Teck Whye (Chua Chu Kang Town) and Senja (Bukit Panjang Town)....

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    First Youth Symposium on Sustainable Water Future
    19 July 2019

    Turn on a tap, and clean water flows out, as much as we want, anytime we want. It is easy to forget that Singapore’s journey to provide secure and sustainable water did not come easy....

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    Singapore Junior Water Prize (SJWP) 2019
    21 June 2019

    Ever heard of the Singapore Junior Water Prize? This local competition held annually in Singapore gathers creative young minds to come up with innovative water solutions....

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    It’s Cool To Be Blue
    03 Apr 2019

    This March, communities and businesses have come together to support the water cause. Through initiatives such as retail promotions on blue or water-related merchandise....

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    Community Partners Doing Their Part for GoBlue4SG Movement
    20 March 2019

    We have seen amazing ground up efforts from our community partners supporting the GoBlue4SG movement and water cause thus far, with several partners conducting activities such as.....

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    GoBlue4SG Movement Off to a Great Start
    12 March 2019

    This March, communities and businesses have come together to support the water cause. Through initiatives such as retail promotions on blue or water-related merchandise....

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    Meet Kelvin Koh – General Manager of Ulu Pandan Water Reclamation Plant
    30 January 2019

    Ulu Pandan Water Reclamation Plant General Manager Kelvin Koh is one of the engineers involved in Singapore’s demonstration project to co-digest food waste and used water sludge....

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    Drink Wise, Drink Tap
    24 January 2019

    Say hello to these four aspiring students from NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information who strongly believe in the role of communications in mobilising people....

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    Introducing AskJamie Virtual Assistant!
    14 January 2019

    PUB has launched “AskJamie” on the website on 14 Jan 2019. “AskJamie” is a Whole-of-Government virtual assistant (VA) that is trained to answer queries about water-related matters....

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    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Water
    13 Feb 2020

    PUB has a comprehensive and strict source-to-tap water quality monitoring programme that covers the entire system, from reservoirs to the waterworks and distribution network....

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    Rainfall prediction - enchancing PUB's response to flash floods
    07 Feb 2020

    Water level sensors, CCTV cameras and rainfall maps - these are some of the equipment PUB relies on to monitor for flash floods during heavy rainfall events....

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