74 contractors penalised for discharging silty water in 2017: PUB

74 contractors penalised for discharging silty water in 2017: PUB

Yahoo Singapore·2017-12-27 02:05

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) has penalised 74 civil and building contractors in 2017 for discharging silty water into the waterways, and for not providing adequate measures to prevent it from happening at their sites.

According to the PUB, silty water is generated when rainwater run-off mixes with exposed earth materials and soil at construction sites. Contractors are required to implement measures at their sites to remove silt before the water is discharged into public drains.

“Silt, if not removed from construction discharge, will build up in the waterways. This will affect waterway’s effectiveness in channeling stormwater flow and also the environmental aesthetics,” said a PUB spokesman.

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