Clean Water Policy

Managing Our WaterClean Water Policy

  • Policy in a Nutshell
  • Our Key Targets
  • Our Main Plans
  • The Related Laws

Policy in a nutshell

  1. ENSURING SUPPLY OF WATER FOR ALL

    Singapore depends on four sources for its water supply – local catchment water, imported water, NEWater and desalinated water. Known as the Four National Taps, this diversified water supply strategy ensures Singaporeans of a robust supply of water for generations to come.

  2. CONSERVING OUR WATER RESOURCES

    While we can continue to expand our supply, we also look at ways to manage demand and conserve our precious water resources.


    As our population and economy grows, we need to use water wisely to ensure sustainability.

  3. ENCOURAGING OWNERSHIP OF OUR WATERWAYS

    Besides ensuring the cleanliness and health of our waterway network, we encourage Singaporeans to take joint ownership of water by using it wisely and keeping our waterways, waterbodies and catchment areas clean.

OUR KEY TARGETS

  1. Increase supply of water from non-conventional sources such as desalination and water recycling to meet up to 30% and 50% of our future water needs by 2060.

  2. Reduce daily per capita domestic water consumption to 147 litres by 2020, and 140 litres by 2030.

  3. Partner the 3P sectors to generate greater awareness of the importance of conserving, valuing and enjoying water and develop a sense of shared ownership of our water resources.

OUR MAIN PLAN

  1. PROVIDING WATER FOR ALL

    We rely on a few different water sources to help ensure that our supply remains stable at all times. To improve the sustainability of our water supply, we promote research and development efforts in water and used water technologies. We also ensure that our potable water quality is of high standards.

  2.  ENCOURAGING WATER CONSERVATION

    On top of securing supply, we seek to reduce water consumption of both households and non-domestic sectors. We actively promote the use of water-efficient household fittings and appliances and continue to work with various non-domestic sectors to manage their water demand.

  3. EDUCATING ON THE VALUE OF WATER

    We encourage the community to improve their water-using habits and educate them on the implications of living in water catchment areas.

  4. ENJOYING OUR WATER RESOURCES

    Our water resources also provide recreational spaces. Singaporeans are encouraged to take ownership of them while enjoying these resources.

THE RELATED LAWS

  1. PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT (Cap 261)

  2. SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE ACT (Cap 294)

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT ACT (Cap 94A)

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACT (Cap 95)

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