The following measures are adopted by
Singapore in controlling water pollution:
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 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.
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.