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.
How does Singapore remove chlorine from tap water?
The fastest way, and affordable way to do it is to use a Garden Dechlorinator when you attached to your tap in the toilet (HDB, Apartment, Condo), or in an outdoor tap (Landed Property). Once it attached it to your tap, turn it on, water that flows out has chlorine removed!
What is in Singapore tap water?
A At PUB waterworks, water is treated and then disinfected using chlorine. Residual chlorine is also present in the water as it moves through the distribution system, all the way to the customer’s tap, in order to keep it safe for drinking. It is the residual chlorine in tap water that keeps it germ-free.
Is it OK to drink tap water in Singapore?
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.
Does my tap water have chlorine in it?
Chlorinated tap water typically has a high chlorine level and can even taste similar to pool water. Without a carbon filter or ascorbic acid, the free chlorine level in most city treated water may be higher than it should be for healthy water consumption.
Does boiling water reduce chlorine?
Yes, boiling water for 15 minutes is one way to release all the chlorine from tap water. At room temperature, chlorine gas weighs less than air and will naturally evaporate off without boiling. Heating up water to a boil will speed up the chlorine removal process.
Why is Singapore tap water safe?
Safe and Hygienic
Singapore’s tap water is thoroughly compliant with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. … Trace metals such as arsenic and lead present in the water ranged from 0.02 to 0.3 parts per billion (ppb), which is well below the WHO guideline of 10 ppb.
Do we need to filter tap water Singapore?
Any water, including those from Tuaspring Desalination Plant, that does not fulfil our water quality requirements will be rejected and not supplied. Singapore’s water quality is thus perfectly safe for drinking directly from the tap without any further filtering or treatment.
Do I need a water filter in Singapore?
Water in Singapore is definitely safe for consumption
Yes, you can go ahead and drink directly from the tap – it’s safe. In fact, PUB encourages you to drink straight from the tap, without using filtration devices such as water filters and purifiers.