New taps, more water wasted

At my workplace, the building management recently replaced all the wash basin taps in the toilet.

I was dismayed to find that the new taps now discharge about 200ml of gushing water per press, compared with the older, slower type that used to discharge only about 75ml each time.

I wonder if the National Environment Agency has in place any water conservation regulations for public buildings with regard to the calibration of taps.

The lack of control in the use of water in such buildings runs counter to our national policy of water conservation.

It is certainly regressive for public buildings to disregard the need to conserve water, a precious resource not only for our country, but also the world.

Chang Nam Yuen