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'Save water' drive to target 200,000 people

Host of events planned to mark World Water Day as dry spell continues

Published on Mar 14, 2014 8:11 AM
Pre-school children trying their hand at drawing PUB's mascot, Water Wally, on Wednesday at Haig Road Market and Food Centre as part of the national water agency's events to promote water conservation. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Singapore's World Water Day activities will have greater significance than usual when they take place tomorrow, as the country's unprecedented dry spell continues.

Organisers are targeting a record 200,000 people, compared with about 35,000 last year, as they try to drive home the message of saving water.

"We should not be complacent," said national water agency PUB's chief executive Chew Men Leong yesterday as he chaired a media briefing for the annual event.

Noting that 2014 might be an El Nino year that could extend the dry weather beyond this month, he added: "We need to prepare ourselves for a continuation of the dry spell... It's critical that all of us play a part to conserve and save water."

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