Singapore’s water authorities are trying to find a way to stop people from getting water from the polluted Mekong Delta.
A new treatment plant at Moores Lagoon, which is the only water treatment plant in the country, is to begin operations this month.
The plant is being built to treat water from polluted rivers that flow through the city, which has been the site of water contamination since the 1980s.
The treatment plant has a capacity of 1.5 million litres of water per day.
It will be the largest in Singapore and the country’s largest in terms of capacity.
The government is considering installing a new treatment station at Moors Lagoon to treat the Mekong.
The water will be treated in the same way as treated sewage.
The new plant is expected to be operational by the end of the year, which will mean that people will have access to clean drinking water.
But there are some concerns over the health effects of the new treatment.
A survey conducted by the Singapore Environmental Management Authority (SEMA) in 2013 showed that 1.7 million Singaporeans had some form of waterborne disease (WBD) from drinking polluted water.
More than 40% of those surveyed reported that they were taking antibiotics in the water they drank, and nearly two-thirds reported drinking tap water from untreated water sources.
A large number of people in the study reported that the water was also tainted with other substances, such as arsenic, nitrates, chlorine, cadmium, and PCBs.
One in five Singaporeans aged 65 and older had some level of water-borne disease.
The SEMA report also revealed that a large proportion of those who had symptoms from drinking contaminated water had not been tested for WBD.
The findings from the survey indicate that water contamination is not always a disease-free situation.
For example, some people with severe WBD symptoms might have had symptoms that were not due to water contamination, but due to other environmental factors such as pollution.
Other people may have a milder WBD illness but not the WBD, which can cause headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
So how do you prevent WBD from spreading?
The Singapore government has launched a number of initiatives to tackle water pollution.
The Water for Life initiative has launched the first water recycling project in Singapore.
This is the first time a public project has been set up to recycle water from sewage sources and the first public project to recycle wastewater.
The Singapore Government is also investing heavily in water quality monitoring, which includes sampling all water sources for contaminants.
The city government has also made improvements in water management, including setting up a new water management zone in Marina Bay Sands, where water is treated in a different treatment plant to other areas.
The Marina Bay Sewage Treatment Plant will now be operating as the primary treatment plant for water from MBSL, a river that drains into the Mekon River, which empties into the Straits of Malacca.
The sewage treatment plant will be used to treat polluted water that enters Singapore from other countries in Southeast Asia, where the water is contaminated by the Mekons, the city’s largest river.
The wastewater will be then discharged to the Mekongs River, where it is treated to remove the toxins.
There are plans to further increase the capacity of the treatment plant, which currently has a single treatment plant.
The City of Singapore plans to spend $25 million to upgrade the treatment plants, with the final cost to be paid for by the municipality.
Singapore is also introducing an innovative pilot project to test water for pollution and WBD at the new Moores lagoon, known as the Moores Water Treatment Plant.
The pilot project will see Singaporeans take their tap water for testing at the Moors Water Treatment plant, and it will also be tested at the Singapore Water Treatment Station at the Marina Bay.
The plan is to run the test twice a day.
If people have symptoms of WBD they will be asked to take their water for a few hours to flush the water and for them to take a shower.
If the water test results positive for WBC or WBD contamination, they will have to return the water to the Moos Water Treatment Facility, where a new plant will replace the old one.
The public will be able to access drinking water through this new treatment facility by August 2019.
The Moores water treatment facility is expected be operational in the next two to three months, and the project will provide people with clean drinking waters for drinking, washing, cooking, and bathing.
What are the risks of water pollution?
The health effects associated with drinking contaminated waters vary greatly from person to person, and often people do not realise that drinking water is a potentially hazardous pollutant.
The risk of water poisoning depends on a number that can be assessed in detail: How much water you are drinking (the level of the contaminant in your body) and how long you are exposed to it (the amount of time you are living in the polluted environment).