Your question: What is new water Singapore?

The NEWater process recycles our treated used water into ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water, cushioning our water supply against dry weather and moving Singapore towards water sustainability. Today, there are five NEWater plants supplying up to 40% of Singapore’s current water needs.

What is new water made of?

NEWater is high-grade reclaimed water produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection, making it ultra-clean and safe to drink.

What is added to Singapore tap water?


Our water supply is disinfected with chlorine to eliminate bacteria and viruses. The low chlorine levels that are present in tap water fall well within the safe range set out by World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

What are the disadvantages of NEWater?

Although NEWater is very a very effective process, it has a couple of disadvantages. NEWater will not be able to produce enough potable water to be independent. It is now only able to produce 30 percent of Singapore’s demand. In the future, 2060, it is predicted to meet 55 percent of Singapore’s demand.

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What is the difference between NEWater and desalinated water?

Desalinated water, which currently meets up to 30 per cent of water demand and will meet 30 per cent of future demand in 2060, is the most energy-intensive water source. NEWater, on the other hand, currently makes up 40 per cent of water demand, and meet up to 55 per cent of future demand in 2060.

Is new water being made?

Our planet may be blue from the inside out. This new water may be under such pressure that it can trigger earthquakes hundreds of kilometres below Earth’s surface – tremors whose origins have so far remained unexplained. …

Is there such thing as new water?

This is where the water in hydrothermal vents originates – it is NOT new water. However, there remains a possibility that some of the water emerging from the mantle has been there since the formation of the earth so some of it MAY be ‘new’.

Is Singapore’s water hard or soft?

Singapore’s tap water is moderately soft and is safe to drink straight from the tap without any further filtration.

How clean is Singapore water?

Singapore’s tap water quality is well within the Singapore Environmental Public Health (Water Suitable for Drinking) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 and World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Our tap water is suitable for drinking directly from the tap without any further filtration.

Is Singapore tap water distilled?

In Singapore, Tap Water comes from both types of sources. However, as it is processed, it is ultimately still considered as Purified Water.

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Is NEWater used for drinking?

However, most NEWater is currently used for non-drinking purposes, mostly by industries with production requirements for high purity water.

Is NEWater a toilet?

NEWater is recycled from treated sewage (‘used water’) and produced using a rigorous 3-step purification process involving ultrafiltration/microfiltration, reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection.

Why is NEWater expensive?

Heavy investments in water infrastructure, coupled with rising operational costs, have made the increase in water price necessary. We are upgrading our water system to make it more resilient, especially to face the challenges posed by climate change.

Is desalination expensive?

It is exorbitantly expensive, requires large amounts of energy, it is environmentally damaging plus it is only really viable for coastal communities. To put it simply, desalination removes salt and other minerals from water. … Seawater desalination is one of the most expensive sources of fresh water.

Where does Singapore get fresh water?

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.

Can we buy NEWater?

Reusable NEWater bottles are now available for collection! The public can visit the NEWater Visitor Centre or Sustainable Singapore Gallery for a fun tour to learn more about NEWater and collect a reusable bottle for free while stocks last.