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First University Hostel Conducts Water Rationing Exercise

22 March 2018

First University Hostel Conducts Water Rationing Exercise

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 had to take shorter showers and collect water from pails or jerry cans for flushing or washing hands. 

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli witnessed the water rationing exercise and graced the Singapore World Water Day celebrations at NUS.

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In line with the smart nation push, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency is leveraging technology to further encourage behavioural change towards water conservation. Just last Saturday, PUB announced the deployment of the first batch of smart shower devices for 300 families at West Rock@Bukit Batok. NUS has also trialled smart shower devices at Ridge View Residential College to validate the positive effect of using real-time feedback to achieve water savings. Check out the smart shower devices displayed at NUS’ Singapore World Water Day carnival in the photos below!

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