NEWater is high-grade recycled water produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection, making it ultra-clean and safe to drink.
NEWater was first introduced in 2003 following a two-year comprehensive study. Test results from some 20,000 physical, chemical and microbiological tests showed that the quality of NEWater consistently exceeds the requirements stipulated in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Drinking Water Standards.
Today, NEWater quality is tracked under a comprehensive and robust sampling and monitoring programme with about 300 parameters being monitored, including those set out in the WHO guidelines and USEPA standards. The monitoring programme covers the entire NEWater supply chain to ensure the safety and quality of NEWater.
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