PUB deploys water wagons at Seletar estate after works cause discolouration in tap water

PUB deployed three water wagons to provide temporary water supplies as they received about 20 reports of discoloured water at Nim Drive and Stratton Park from noon on Monday (July 10).
PUB deployed three water wagons to provide temporary water supplies as they received about 20 reports of discoloured water at Nim Drive and Stratton Park from noon on Monday (July 10). PHOTO: FACEBOOK / PUB, SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL WATER AGENCY
PUB deployed three water wagons to provide temporary water supplies as they received about 20 reports of discoloured water at Nim Drive and Stratton Park from noon on Monday (July 10).
PUB deployed three water wagons to provide temporary water supplies as they received about 20 reports of discoloured water at Nim Drive and Stratton Park from noon on Monday (July 10). PHOTO: FACEBOOK / PUB, SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL WATER AGENCY

SINGAPORE - Several residents in Seletar found discoloured water coming out of their taps on Monday (July 10), and water agency PUB deployed three water wagons to provide temporary water supplies to affected residents.

PUB said on Facebook that it received about 20 reports of discoloured water at Nim Drive and Stratton Park from noon on Monday.

Residents at Nim Green and Seletar Terrace were also affected. The discolouration of water in the estate was due to the resuspension of mineral sediments in pipes, as a result of works for a new development there.

A valve operation was conducted to connect a pipe to a new development, said PUB.

It said at 7.18pm that PUB officers were on the scene to "carry out flushing and to assist our customers".

It subsequently set up three water wagons and a water bag distribution point at the junction of Stratton Drive and Stratton Road, which was later moved to the junction of Seletar Road and Stratton Road.

PUB said in an update at 8.43pm that water supply had been restored, but added that some residents may still experience a slight discolouration in their tap water.

"In such instances, do let your taps run for a while until the water is clear," said PUB.

Those affected can call PUB at 1800-2255-782. A water wagon and service van will be available at the junction of Seletar Terrace and Seletar Road until 10pm on Monday to assist residents.

ST has contacted PUB for more information.