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Updated: 03/21/2013 21:28 | By Channel NewsAsia

New national standard to get non—domestic users to save water

New national standard to get non—domestic users to save water


New national standard to get non—domestic users to save water

SINGAPORE: Singapore will have a new national standard to get non—domestic users to save water and use water more efficiently.

It provides a framework, methodology and set of guidelines to put in place policies, systems and processes to use water more efficiently.

It promises to help enterprises achieve water savings and reduce operational costs.

Called Singapore Standard SS 577:2012, it will be launched on Friday by the Singapore Standards Council and PUB, the national water agency.

PUB’s Director of Water Supply Network, Mr Chong Hou Chun, said water demand in Singapore currently stands at about 400 million gallons a day.

The non—domestic sector consumes about 55 per cent.

By 2060, total daily demand could almost double, with the non—domestic sector accounting for about 70 per cent.

Mr Chong said it is critical for non—domestic users to have a system in place to manage their water usage more efficiently and save water.

The standard complements PUB’s 10% Challenge programme, which encourages non—domestic users to reduce water consumption.

— CNA/xq

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