smoking prohibition was last extended on 15 January 2013 to include any common
area of any residential premises or building (e.g. common corridor, void decks,
staircases); any covered or underground pedestrian walkway, whether permanent
or temporary; any pedestrian overhead bridge; any bus stop or bus shelter,
including any area within a radius of 5 metres from the outer edge of the
shelter; and hospital outdoor compounds.
A list of places where smoking is banned may be found at the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s website here.
The water tariff covers the costs incurred in the various stages of the water production process. This includes collection of rainwater, treatment of raw water and distribution of treated water to customers through an extensive network of water pipes throughout Singapore. The Water Tariff is charged based on the amount of water consumed. The Water Conservation Tax (WCT) is imposed as a percentage of the total water consumption to reinforce the message that water is precious from the very first drop. The WCT is pegged to a rate such that the total price of drinking water (Water tariff + WCT) would be equivalent to the cost of producing the next drop of clean water from the next available source. SP Services Ltd collects the WCT (Water Conservation Tax) on behalf of the Government.The Water Borne Fee (WBF) and Sanitary Appliance Fee (SAF) prescribed under the Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations are levied to offset the cost of treating used water and for the operations and maintenance of the used water network.
To read up more on PUB's water tariff charges, please refer to this link on PUB's website.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) conducts weekly sampling of water quality from the seven
recreational beaches listed below:
All the popular recreational beaches monitored by NEA are
assessed to be suitable for primary contact activities as they are graded
“Good” or “Very Good”. These seven beaches continue to meet the WHO water
quality guidelines for recreational use. The results of the water quality for
recreational beaches are based on the weekly sampling results of water samples
over three years.
More information on the water quality of recreational beached
can be found here.
You may also contact NEA at 1800-CALL NEA (1800 -2255 632) or email Contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg.
Only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) who are at least 21 years old and
non-bankrupt are eligible to apply for hawker/market stalls at the 107
markets and hawker centres managed by the National Environment Agency (NEA).
NEA carries out a tender exercise from the 13th to 26th of each
month for the general public to rent vacant hawker stalls. Details of the
tender will be published in the Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Berita Harian and
Tamil Murasu on the tender commencement date. Please note that if the 13th
or 26th falls on a weekend / public holiday, the opening / closing
of tender will take place on the next working day.
In addition, the information and the stalls available will also be
posted on our website and displayed on the notice board at our NEA Customer
Service Centre, HDB Hub, East Wing #26-01, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore
Interested parties may purchase the tender document from the NEA
Customer Service Centre for $10/- per copy during the tender opening period and
submit their bids (in the form of a Cashier’s Order) and completed forms at the
NEA Customer Service Centre (HDB Hub), before the respective closing date.
Please note that the submission of tender bids and applications will cease at
10.30 am on the closing date.