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Rain brings welcome respite to Singapore's water woes

PUB winding down measures taken during dry spell to maintain supply

Published on Mar 22, 2014 8:22 AM

With six days of rain easing water woes caused by two months of dry weather, national water agency PUB is beginning to wind down some of the measures it put in place to maintain the country's water supply.

It is "progressively" reducing production at the country's desalination and Newater plants, PUB assistant chief executive for operations Tan Yok Gin told The Straits Times.

These have been running at almost full capacity for more than a month to supply 55 per cent of Singapore's water.

The amount of Newater being pumped into Singapore's 17 reservoirs has also been reduced, he added, without citing figures.

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