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Singapore Budget 2014: Water-efficiency measures mandated for large users

Published on Mar 11, 2014 11:54 AM
 
As Singapore grapples with a dry spell, it is enhancing measures to get large water users to save water. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

As Singapore grapples with a dry spell, it is enhancing measures to get large water users to save water.

From next year, users who consume more than 5,000 cubic meters of water a month - two Olympic swimming pools' worth - must submit water efficiency management plans to national water agency PUB.

They will have to do so by June next year, and provide updates every year. They also have to install private meters to measure water consumption in each part of their premises.

The measures was announced in Parliament by Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Tuesday.

 
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