The last tap that I have researched about is Desalinated Water that was turned on few years back, with the opening of the SingSpring Desalination Plant in Tuas. It is said to be one of Asia’s largest seawater reverse-osmosis plant which produces 30 million gallons of water a day. Singapore’s second desalination plant has increased water supply by 70 million gallons per day which is said to be completed this year.
Desalination is the process of reverse osmosis which help to conserve and at the same time gain more supply of water. It has an unlimited supply of water which Singapore then would not face any troubles of lack of water. It is said that by 2061, when the Water Agreement with Malaysia expires, Singapore would have enough water for themselves even if there is no water agreement with the help of the other Taps in Singapore..
However, the process and making of desalinated water have failed to keep the chances of water pollution low as the chemicals that is used for cleaning can only be used for a limited amount of time and when they’ve lost their ability to clean the water, these chemicals are dumped which will they will often find their way back into the ocean where they poison plant and animal life. Desalination also requires a huge amount of energy which will also raise the amount of money used to keep the Desalination Plant working.
It seems to me that the fourth National Tap of Singapore have placed many burdens on the country and the world and although this process can help Singapore be independent, it is not one of the best way to increase the water supply.
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