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Being in control of water needs

Singapore officially opened its third desalination plant last week at a sensitive time in the nation's quest to overcome its water shortage challenges.

The Tuas Desalination Plant can produce enough water to supply 200,000 households a day, meaning that 30 per cent of Singapore's water needs can now be met by desalination, which is increasingly important in the face of threats such as climate change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Being in control of water needs'. Print Edition | Subscribe