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Keeping watch over our water supply

Over the past week, there’s been much back and forth over the state of Singapore’s water supply. While there’s been some rainfall over the past few days, water levels at Johor’s Linggiu Reservoir still remain at a historic low.


The Linggiu Reservoir in Johor actually ensures that there is sufficient raw water in the Johor River, which is used to supply Singapore’s waterworks at Kota Tinggi. The water In the Linggiu Reservoir has been depleting steadily and is now at just 55 per cent of its capacity.

Yesterday, PM Lee Hsien Loong posted on Facebook that he is keeping tabs on the water supply for Singapore and he warned that if the situation continues to worsen, Singapore may be unable to draw all the water we are entitled to from the Johor River.

However, there’s no cause for alarm yet.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan has stated that while it is a concern, there is no cause for alarm and water rationing is not being considered at the moment.

So, don’t take water for granted. Don’t waste it. We all have to play our part to ensure we have enough water for everyone.

Pictures from Minister Balakrishnan FB page

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