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Thread: Is it true that Singaporeans drink recycled sewage water?

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    Abegail

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    Talking Is it true that Singaporeans drink recycled sewage water?


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    But it is true so what's the problem!

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    What Magpie Legend (Alan Shearer) said is true. NEWater (recycled water) "consistently exceeds the requirements set by USEPA and WHO guidelines and is, in fact, cleaner than the other sources of Singapore's water.[4] "

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEWater

    http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres.../Singapore.pdf

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    yeah... rather drink our own pee than beg for water from malaysia.....

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    Newater is used in super clean water industries so it's simply super clean lah... We are so successful in this membrane business that Hyflux has been invited to so many countries, from China to the middle east to help them start up too... that lady up there in Hyflux is a billionaire... don't play play..

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    There again, the technologies are based on todays'(or in 2002's when Newwater pilot project being installed ??) knowledges. there are perhaps properly many more virus and germs smaller then the membranous method. This may pass thru and can't be detached. No body know for sure of this..,

    Also, no matter what ..is still operated by men and men do make error and mistake..It only need an error in the plants operation and that it..

    I think objectively, the authority did a very good publicity and a good job during the time of adversity with Malaysia's water pack agreement, to sell the idea of this method of recycle water...It arose the national's sense of pride and belonging during this adversity..

    It is not an easy psychological barrier to overcome.. even it is diluted with natural catchment of a ratio (at that time ??) 20 : 80 being 20 for newater n 80 for natural catchment..??? (can't be sure of the ratio is correct by had read somewhere)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ysyap
    Newater is used in super clean water industries so it's simply super clean lah... We are so successful in this membrane business that Hyflux has been invited to so many countries, from China to the middle east to help them start up too... that lady up there in Hyflux is a billionaire... don't play play..
    with a stroke of luck of time, Ms Oliver lum won the contract over established US firm (US filter or something ) when she tie up with Keppel Eng to bid for newater project..

    At that time Government wanted to establish a local brand name for it own long term sustainability and to break away the dependency of water supply from Malaysia. Hyflux is at the right time and the right place....

    (above are just my own deduction based on some reading on engineering journals..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh
    yeah... rather drink our own pee than beg for water from malaysia.....

    The recycle water could also use seawater, there again , it is economic ...seawater is not as cost effective to built and operate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh
    yeah... rather drink our own pee than beg for water from malaysia.....
    Think we are still buying water from Msia and resupplying them after treatment..., so some of them are also drinking our water...

    http://www.circleofblue.org/waternew...f-sufficiency/

    http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_...009-06-23.html

    http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore...mentid=4053048

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    We are definitely still buying water from Malaysia but our contract with them expires soon. Think there are 2 contracts. One expires in 2015 while the other 2050 or something (can't remember the year).

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