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Water Closet Replacement Project

12 November 2017

Water Closet Replacement Project

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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Above: Replace your non-water efficient water closet (left) with a water efficient model (right).

Eligible Households

Targeted at older HDB flats built between 1986 and 1992, the replacement project helps households that are currently on community assistance replace their existing 9-litre water closets with more water-efficient ones. Non-water efficient wash basin taps and kitchen sink taps are replaced at the same time. This project aims to help an estimated 7,000 eligible families. 

Note: Households that are not eligible for the project can approach the Singapore Plumbing Society to replace their non-water efficient water closets at a special rate.

Visiting Residents

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, gave an update on the replacement project at a Hong Kah community event on 12 November 2017. She encouraged eligible households to take up the offer, and visited a few beneficiaries within her constituency.       

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Above: SMS Amy Khor at a Hong Kah Exhibition for the Hong Kah North Environment Day.

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Above: SMS Dr Amy Khor sharing the benefits of an water efficient water closet with a resident.   

Meeting the Media

Dr Khor announced the start of Phase 2 of this replacement project which is targeted at 4-room HDB flats and above.  She shared that about 30% of the 2,500 notified households under Phase 1 (3-room flats and below) have responded positively to date. Of these, PUB has replaced the 9-litre water closets for 230 households. Replacements for the remaining households are ongoing. Households have seen an average of 10% in water savings after the replacement.

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Above: SMS giving a media update on the replacement project. 

Total Water Savings

PUB estimates total monthly water savings equivalent to five Olympic size pools of water when the project is completed in 2020. PUB plans to notify the remaining 19,000 eligible households by May 2018.