Waste not, but try your best to save water, says Prime Minister Lee in a Facebook post

Pm Lee Hsien Loong posted this image on his Facebook page with the caption: "At Lower Seletar, the water has receded, and the bottom is exposed." Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has become the latest  after Environment and Water Resourc
Pm Lee Hsien Loong posted this image on his Facebook page with the caption: "At Lower Seletar, the water has receded, and the bottom is exposed." Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has become the latest  after Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to urge people to save water in the face of prolonged dry weather here. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE OF PM LEE HSIEN LOONG

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has become the latest after Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to urge people to save water in the face of prolonged dry weather here.

In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday night, PM Lee wrote: "The dry spell continues. Luckily we now have desalination and NEWater, otherwise our reservoirs would be emptying out, and we might be in real difficulty."

Water levels were low at MacRitchie Reservoir and Lower Seletar, he noted, adding that the Istana grounds too "have not been spared".

He also posted a link to the website of national water agency PUB, which gave tips on how to save water. "Do try your best to conserve water, and use only what you really need," Mr Lee urged.

During this dry period, daily water consumption has gone up by about 4 per cent, said Dr Balakrishnan on Friday. PUB is pumping 35 million gallons of NEWater a day into reservoirs to maintain water levels. It is also issuing 25,000 advisories to heavy water users, while households will be given water-saving tips. Town councils will be told to use less water for cleaning.

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