Friday, May 11, 2012

Ew, white liquid spotted in drain in the Katong area

Ew, white liquid spotted in drain in the Katong area
While walking to a bus stop in the Katong area, STOMPer CAssy caught sight of a white liquid in the drain.

Said CAssy:

"Eww, when I was walking to the bus stop I saw this.

"It looked so gross, very disgusting and unhygienic.

"It was a weird cloudy liquid and was about one metre long in the drain near Telok Kurau Lorong G.

"I saw it around 4pm today and it's the first time I saw something like this here.

"Not sure if it was coming from one of the houses. I did not detect any weird smell."

Previously, there were three reports about white liquid which could have been chemical discharge that flowed into the Bishan Park canal.
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Ew, white liquid spotted in drain in the Katong area
Ew, white liquid spotted in drain in the Katong area

The closest waterway is the Siglap Canal, which drains into the sea off East Coast Park.

People need to take more initiative; instead of merely submitting their photos to STOMP, it is even more important to immediately notify the relevant authorities as well, in particular the Public Utilities Board (PUB), who may be able to respond quickly enough, and if possible, pinpoint the source of the pollution.

I talked about the iPUBOne app in an earlier post, and if we want to be serious about cleaning up our waterways and reservoirs, a large part of the responsibility lies with the citizens in functioning as the eyes and the ears of government agencies. True, the water flowing down the Siglap Canal does not enter a reservoir or any of our drinking water supply, but it's still critical to ensure that pollution, especially near a beach as heavily used as that along East Coast Park, is kept to a minimum through vigilance and enforcement of laws governing proper waste disposal practices.

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