Burst water pipe in Choa Chu Kang causes temporary disruption, brownish water supply

The water supply of some households in Choa Chu Kang was brownish, following a water supply disruption caused by a burst pipe on Oct 29, 2017. The Chua Chu Kang Town Council said this was due to natural sediments in the water tank.
The water supply of some households in Choa Chu Kang was brownish, following a water supply disruption caused by a burst pipe on Oct 29, 2017. The Chua Chu Kang Town Council said this was due to natural sediments in the water tank.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - Some Choa Chu Kang residents experienced a temporary disruption of their water supply due to a burst water pipe on Sunday (Oct 29), said the town council.

The disruption, which lasted for 30 minutes due to "low water levels", affected Blocks 297C and 297D in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, said the Chua Chu Kang Town Council in response to queries from The Straits Times.

Following feedback of low water pressure from residents, a plumber inspected the area and found a burst water pipe near the lift lobby of Block 297D, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, said the town council.

Notices were then given door-to-door to residents, to inform them of the issue and the steps taken to fix it, the town council added.

Repairs are still being carried out on Monday, and the town council said it will "continue to monitor the situation closely".

According to photos sent to The Straits Times by a resident on Sunday, water supply of some households were brownish following the incident.

In response, the town council said this was due to natural sediments in the water tank.

"Flushing of the water tank and pipes has since been conducted," said the spokesman.