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Singapore's water is some of the purest in the world- here's why!


Singapore's water is some of the purest in the world- here's why!

Singaporean water
Singaporean water

Singaporean water has been ranked as some of the purest in the world. How did it get to that point? What's its future? These are all good questions and they're all answered here!

It Pays To Know Where Our Water Comes From

In Singapore, we are fortunate to have access to one of the cleanest and most abundant sources of drinking water on earth. Our tap water comes from Malaysia, which has exceptionally high standards for purity and quality. Singapore, being a country that prides itself on its environmental sustainability and safety, only imports this pristine source of drinking water from Malaysia. 

The Mekong River flows into Thailand and Laos before coming to a stop at the South China Sea. The next step involves pumping up this fresh water through an underwater pipeline which brings it all the way across the sea and into our taps in Singapore. Finally, what makes our tap water even more special is how it is purified before it reaches us.

Why is our tap water so clear?

The quality of Singapore’s tap water is a result of years and years of dedication to providing clean, safe, and reliable drinking water. With a little help from nature, we’ve been able to keep our reservoirs clean and continue to provide a great experience with every sip. Here are four ways Singaporean water has stayed so clear: 

  1. Our engineers constantly monitor the pH levels and adjust them accordingly. 
  2. We put organic substances like algae into our reservoirs to remove bacteria, so they don't contaminate our surface water sources. 
  3. We have a strict management system that makes sure none of these impurities enter the reservoir at all. 
  4. And finally, for those who think it might be chlorine: remember that only tiny amounts of chlorine are added to our reservoirs as part of this process. It will never overpower your taste buds or irritate your skin or eyes.

How does potable water reach our taps?

The water reaches our taps through a complex network of pipes, tanks, and pumps. Singapore has one of the most reliable and advanced potable water supply systems in the world. The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum offers a display of how potable water reaches our taps. One major component is a reservoir that collects rainwater for use when needed. The reservoir can hold over 110 million gallons (400 million liters) at full capacity and up to 50 million gallons (200 million liters) at low capacity. 

It’s built deep below ground level and out of sight, so it doesn’t spoil the beauty of the surrounding area. It also ensures that even if the city runs out of drinking water from its catchment or imported sources, it still has an abundant supply from within its boundaries. All the reservoirs are interconnected by underground tunnels, which allows for a more efficient distribution of water. There are also separate storage facilities with various levels of purification for different types of water: rainwater, river water, and desalinated seawater.

The other major component includes five deep wells with more than 450 meters in depth to extract groundwater that’s naturally filtered by sand before being pumped into reservoirs located near Tampines and Bukit Timah reservoirs.

Other Sources of Water in Singapore

There are many places where you can drink safe, clean, and healthy water. Singapore is one of them. There are four major sources that provide Singapore with its tap water: PUB, Newater, Kranji Desalination Plant, and imported water. These are just a few examples of how clean Singapore's tap water really is. It's not only great for drinking, but it also works well for cooking too. The World Health Organization said that there were no health concerns about using Singapore's tap water for drinking or cooking food in their report on Drinking Water. 

If you're traveling to Singapore anytime soon, make sure to try out our local cuisine! Our dishes have been influenced by Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Malaysian cuisines, so there will be something for everyone. Not all restaurants have vegetarian options though so it might be difficult to find things if you don't eat meat. Some of my favorite foods include Fried Hokkien Mee, Chili Crab, and Hainanese Chicken Rice. But I'm just listing my favorites; every dish has its own distinct flavor that makes it worth trying. So go ahead and visit our beautiful country while we wait for your next blog post!

Why Drink Pure Water?

Tap water has been found to contain a range of pollutants, including heavy metals and pesticides that can be harmful to your health. Drinking clean, filtered water helps you avoid ingesting these toxins. In addition, it tastes better than tap water because it doesn't have an added chlorine taste. Singapore has one of the best filtration systems in the world which means that its tap water is some of the purest around. They also filter out any pollutants such as lead, mercury, or even arsenic so there are no worries when drinking from the tap. 

The reason they do this is that they know how important it is for people to stay healthy. They know that if people are not drinking safe water then they will end up with all sorts of diseases such as malaria or dysentery, and even death could happen if someone drinks dirty water contaminated by sewage or other poisonous materials. For example, just last month a baby died after being poisoned by feces-contaminated water while bathing. It was tragic because he was only 6 months old.

It is always good to drink bottled water but make sure it comes from a reputable company that provides good quality standards and cares about their customers well being. For example, brands like Evian or Dasani offer excellent service with 100% natural ingredients that come straight from the earth.


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