Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Water's safe, PUB tells residents of Woodlands block

The body of an Indonesian maid was found in a water tank on the roof of Block 686B Woodlands Drive St 73. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

THE water at a Woodlands block where a dead body was found in a rooftop water tank on Monday has been deemed safe for consumption.

This, after the affected tank and three others were shut off, while flushing, washing and sterilisation of an unaffected set of four water tanks also serving the block were carried out.

In a statement on Tuesday, national water agency PUB said it had confirmed that the water was 'safe for consumption before the supply was restored at 2am this morning'.

It added that the Sembawang Town Council had also flushed the pipes of the tanks.

The statement also added that the four affected tanks are being cleaned and sterilised and will be put back into use only after water samples from the tanks have passed laboratory tests.

On Tuesday, the town council and PUB officers went door to door to reassure residents the water was safe for drinking and advised them to run their taps for five minutes as a precaution. - theStraitsTime

Read the full report in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Times.

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