Essay On Clean Water

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Cover Water is the elixir of life. NASA scientists and astronomers have used this principle to determine whether life existed on other planetary bodies. Planet Earth is fortunate to have this precious resource. However, according to statistics from the UN, 780 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 Billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. [1] Singapore has always emphasized the scarcity of water as seen in our huge investment in water technology (NEWater & desalination plants), water saving campaigns, allocation of scarce land for reservoirs and even having a water conservation tax in our utility bills. Water is essential to Life. Therefore we cannot afford to waste this resource as 780 million people…show more content…
As students of sustainable infrastructure engineering, sustainability would be a good working prinicple as an Engineer. Trying to mitigate wastage of this precious resource in which at times we take for granted is definitely a worthy endeavour in which we will attempt to undertake from the lessons, cases and solution included in this study journal. Problem Statement 780 million people do not have access to clean water [1]. Do you take it for granted? Figures from the NEA reveal our Domestic water consumption per capita for Singapore for 2013, 151 litres/day or 151 litres/day per person. Given the complete availability of clean water in Singapore, some of it is wasted where potability is not needed. An example would saving precious water by using greywater for flushing. According to the Technical guide for Greywater systems issued by the PUB, Greywater is defined as “untreated used water which has not come into contact with toilet waste. It includes used water from showers, bathtubs, bathroom/toilet wash basins and water from clothes- washing and laundry tubs. It shall not include used from water from urinals, toilet bowls, kitchen sinks or dishwashers.” [2] According to PUB, the typical water usage for household is represented in Fig
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