Singapore PUB/NEWater

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency introduced ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water which it brands as NEWater in 2003. A stringent multi-barrier process comprising ultrafiltration/microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection ensures that the quality of NEWater exceeds the Environmental Public Health (EPH) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) drinking water standards as well as the drinking water guidelines established by World Health Organization (WHO).

NEWater can meet 30% of Singapore’s total water demand currently, and is set to meet up to 55% of its demand by 2060. As the focal point of its public outreach efforts, the NEWater Visitor Centre has put Singapore on the world map not only for innovative water management strategies but also for creating understanding and acceptance of advanced technologies that create a safe and sustainable water supply for the future.