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Top 5 Most Popular FAQs
What are PUB's water and used water tariffs and charges?
PUB's water tariffs and fees are summarized in the following table.
Water Conservation Tax
Water Conservation Tax is levied by the Government to reinforce the water conservation message. SP Services Ltd collects the WCT (Water Conservation Tax) on behalf of the Government.
Water Borne Fee and Sanitary Appliance Fee
These are statutory charges prescribed under the Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations to offset the cost of treating used water and for the maintenance and extension of the public sewerage system.
Charges are given in Singapore currency.
What are the areas where smoking is banned?
Generally, smoking is banned in air-conditioned or enclosed areas where families and children gather, or frequented by non-smokers. Smoke-free premises include cinemas, public toilets, community centres, bus shelters/interchanges, hawker centres, entertainment outlets etc. Non-smoking areas are indicated by the display of the "No Smoking" sign.
A list of the places where smoking is banned may be found at NEA's website at
How is MEWR involved in nuclear issues?
MEWR is Singapore's lead agency in matters related to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field and was set up in 1957 within the United Nations family to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
With the 4 National Taps in place, will Government consider removing or reducing the Water Conservation Tax (WCT) and tariff on the household utilities bill?
Although we have diversified our water supply through the 4 National Taps, our water resources are not unlimited and additional sources of water come at a higher incremental cost.
Hence, in addition to recovering the costs of producing and supplying water, the WCT remains important in encouraging prudent use of water. We need to continue to reinforce the message that water is strategic and precious to us, and we will need to conserve it and use it wisely.
What is the Singapore Green Plan 2012?
The Singapore Green Plan is Singapore's blueprint towards environmental sustainability, covering six focus areas - Air and Climate Change, Water, Waste Management, Nature, Public Health and International Environmental Relations. The Plan is highly focused and action oriented in approach, with action programme committees consisting of representatives from the 3P (People, Private, Public) sectors set up to implement the initiatives under the Plan.
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