PUB Participates in Exercise Northstar
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.
On 28 October, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean, together with Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo observed phase two of the tenth edition of Exercise Northstar. PUB was one of the key agencies involved in the exercise. Others include Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), People’s Association (PA) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
From left: Chief Engineers of Water Supply Network, Yeo Wee Leong and Lai Kah Cheong, Director of Water Supply Network, Michael Toh and DPM Teo Chee Hean interacting during Exercise Northstar.
During Exercise Northstar, PUB staff carried out a demonstration on the emergency valve operations during a pipe leak. PUB’s response team was deployed to isolate the leak and facilitate repair work. PUB’s water wagon was also at site to provide temporary water supply (water bags) to affected residents with the PA helping to distribute.
DPM Teo Chee Hean with engineer of Water Supply Network, Azraf Khan Bin Ahmad, who led a team to develop an automated system to fill up water bags for distribution to residents.