The browning of Singapore – time to step up


“From our latest water demand figures,” Dr Vivian [Balakrishnan] said last Friday, “we are currently consuming about 420 million gallons a day. Now if the demand figure continues to increase then certainly, I will have to re-evaluate the adequacy of our current plans.”

While it is reassuring to know that Singapore has enough reserves in its water supply to perhaps last us this dry period, it is also perhaps prudent to see what we – whether as companies, businesses, or individuals – can do to help, in whatever small ways we can.

As individuals, we can recycle household water for other purposes, such as watering our plants, or even washing our floors. We should also limit using tap water to wash our cars, for instance.

We could also help with the environment around our community.

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