Singapore is considered to be one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. It is heavily dependent on rainfall due to the lack of natural water resources, and limited land is available for water storage facilities. Prolonged dry spells cause or threaten to cause water shortages, the most recent being in 1990.
Does everyone in Singapore have access to clean water?
By the 1990s, Singapore has achieved 100% access to improved water source and modern sanitation for its population. Today, Singapore has diversified its water sources, comprising local catchment, imported water, NEWater (or recycled water), and desalination.
Does Singapore face water scarcity?
Singapore uses about 430 million gallons of water per day, and this could double by 2060 – that’s 782 Olympic-sized swimming pools! Water is a precious and scarce resource for Singapore, and our water supply remains vulnerable to factors such as climate change.
How does Singapore treat water?
Singapore has developed a new technique for recycling wastewater: a four-stage treatment process (conventional treatment, micro-filtration, reverse osmosis and UV treatment), branded NEWater. This water is drinkable, and is distributed to the city’s drinking water reservoirs, but most of it is utilised in industry.
Is Singapore water rich or water poor?
Singapore has developed from being a water-scarce developing nation into a world leader in water management within a few decades. Since independence in 1965, one of the main concerns of the government has been to provide clean water for the growing domestic and non-domestic sectors.
Is Singapore a water scarce country?
Singapore is considered to be one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. It is heavily dependent on rainfall due to the lack of natural water resources, and limited land is available for water storage facilities.
How much does water cost in Singapore?
We are currently charged a Water Tariff of $1.21 or $1.52 for each cubic meter of water, depending on the two tiers of water consumption level.