Pipe burst in Hougang HDB estate on Monday

A resident who gave his name as Kok Sheng told online portal Stomp that he saw a fountain of water a few storeys high near a carpark.
A resident who gave his name as Kok Sheng told online portal Stomp that he saw a fountain of water a few storeys high near a carpark.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A burst pipe in Hougang Avenue 3 sent water gushing up a few storeys high in the wee hours of Monday morning (Feb 12).

A resident, who gave his name as Kok Sheng, told online portal Stomp on Tuesday that he was awakened by a noise that he initially thought to be rain or someone doing their washing in the carpark.

When he looked out of his window, he saw a fountain of water a few storeys high near a carpark.

In response to queries by The Straits Times, national water agency PUB said that it received a report of a pipe leak on the turf area near Block 249, Hougang Avenue 3, at 3.40am on Monday.

PUB said the leak was also detected by its sensors.

Service crew and contractors were immediately deployed to the site, and repair works were completed by 11.15am the same day, it added.

"Water supply to customers was not affected during the course of repair work as PUB had tapped (an) alternative supply feed for customers served by the affected pipe," the agency said.

Those who wish to report any pipe leaks can call PUB's 24-hour call centre on 1800-CALL-PUB (1800-2255-782).