Our 4 National Taps

Today, we enjoy quality drinking water at a turn of the tap, but this didn’t happen by chance.

We now have four water sources known as our 4 National Taps, but the process of producing clean, drinking water is costly and complex.




Learn more about the 3 'C's (Challenges, Capacities and Cost) of our 4 Taps here:


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Saving water

Did you know that, on average, a Singaporean uses 141 litres of water every day?
That’s 94 1.5 litre bottles of water a day.
Our target is to lower this to 130 litres by 2030. 

Singapore uses about 430 million gallons of water per day, and this could double by 2060 – that’s 782 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

Water is a precious and scarce resource for Singapore, and our water supply remains vulnerable to factors such as climate change.

We can all play a part in reducing water wastage, by making small changes to our daily habits.

Why is water precious?

Let Kong Kong and his family show you:

water comic 

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Singapore's Water Story

For Singapore, water is vital to our survival. It cuts to the core of our existence and independence.

From droughts and dirty rivers, to clean running water - learn more about our quest for water security:

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