PUB to shut down water pipeline along Tampines Expressway
The agency assured water supply will not be affected during the network enhancement works.
PUB will be shutting down a pipeline which supplies water to customers residing in Tampines, Pasir Ris, Loyang/Changi, and parts of Bedok. The water pipeline along Tampines Expressway will be non-operational from 23 to 26 April 2012. Water supply, according to PUB, will not be affected as water will be supplied through an alternative source.
The works will involve emptying the water pipeline to facilitate the installation of new flow meters which can provide real time information on the amount of water flowing through the pipe. PUB said this will enhance monitoring and management of the water supply network, as well as facilitate operational planning and forecasting.
“When the works are completed and the pipeline is being filled up, tiny air bubbles may form in the water due to the change in water pressure, hence creating a milky appearance when the water is collected from taps. The water will become clear when left to stand for a few minutes – a phenomenon similar to fizzy canned drinks,” said PUB. Meanwhile the national water agency assures all customers that the air bubbles do not affect water quality and the water remains safe for drinking.