No water rationing for now: Vivian Balakrishnan [News]
By Woo Sian Boon, TODAY, 28 Feb 2014
Singapore will not have to start water rationing “at this point of time”, said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan today (Feb 28).
Nevertheless, he highlighted the importance of conserving water, with Singapore still in the midst of its longest-ever dry spell, where rain has not fallen for 27 days between Jan 13 and Feb 8.
The dry weather will probably persist into the first half of next month, according to the National Environment Agency.
To maintain healthy water levels in the reservoirs, national water agency PUB last week increased the amount of NEWater it injects into the reservoirs to 30 million gallons per day.
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