Singapore has built a robust, diversified and sustainable water supply from four water sources known as the Four National Taps – Water from Local Catchment , Imported Water, high-grade reclaimed water known as NEWater and Desalinated Water.
What are the four national taps in Singapore?
The four national taps are: water from local catchment areas; imported water (from Malaysia); reused water (known as NEWater); and desalinated water.
How many water reservoirs are there in Singapore?
There are 17 reservoirs in Singapore.
Which national tap of Singapore will have its capacity reduced as we approach 2061?
This will allow Singapore to be self-sufficient in water should the second water contract with Malaysia not be renewed in 2061. Without any new water contract with Malaysia, the four national water taps will be reduced to three — local catchment water, NEWater and desalinated water.
Why does Singapore use so much water?
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.