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Dear Friends,


“Harming our source of drinking waters”

Sadly, this week, we sighted various groups of people harming our waters. Initially, we sighted the familiar group at the same location around the same time, fishing in a no fishing zone (photo at left). While being signalled and told, they just simply continued fishing. We are concerned for public safety as the footpath behind is heavily used by others (usually by families), and we are also disappointed with such disregard of our laws by the young. The chance of littering along the steps and into our reservoir waters along with the use of live bait raises even higher concerns (for the future, perhaps PUB’s weekend patrol boat can engage or do some enforcement at around 11:00am on weekends).

Second, we spotted two dogs ‘bathing’ in our reservoir waters. Two dogs lead by foreign owners (photo in middle), allowing their dogs to bathe in our reservoirs. This is going to be of great concern if not managed immediately. With rising temperatures, we expect more of such sightings. Third, we spotted a woman illegally releasing livestock into the reservoir. with a lack of education about releasing livestock or  PUB signages currently do not highlight these actions as a ban, enforcement or even polite engagement will be challenging for both cases. 

As a suggestion, perhaps PUB can print some simple reminders on the Do’s and Don’ts at our reservoirs and place them in all the mailboxes of private condos a mile within the Kallang Basin. City Lights, Riverine Condos to name a few.

Summary of Activities conducted for the Week

In summary, the following activities were done for this week:

  1. We conducted 8 CSR and no VIA programs which were attended by 180 participants, and together they collected a total of 172 kg of litter. 
  2. This week a total of 29 members were involved in CSR/VIA programs, talk, patrols, administration, housekeeping duties, and training 
  3. The total trash collected by the patrol groups was 93 kg.
    • Boat Patrol. 5 boat patrols were carried out; 1 at Marina, 3 at Punggol, and 1 at Lakeside. 
    • Bike Patrol. A total of 3 Bike patrols were carried out; 2 at Marina, and 1 at Lakeside.
    • Pedal boat Patrol. A total of 4 pedal boat patrols were carried out; 3 at Marina, and 1 at Lakeside.
    • Foot Patrol. No foot patrols were carried out. 

Once again, we thank all members and volunteers, who came for patrol or for facilitating the CSR/VIA programs, for your time and dedication to the task。


1. Educational Programmes

2. Volunteer Patrols & Activities

  a. Marina

b. Punggol

  c. Lakeside

d. Pang Sua Pond

No Patrol

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