The fact is, in 2015, Minister Vivian said there isn’t a need for a price increase at that point. That point of time, Linggui reservoir is at 80% capacity. There aren’t any NEWater or Desalination plants coming up then.
2 years later in the present day, things changed. But it seems like Chee Soon Juan’s character will never changed. Like he said before in the last GE. Character is permanent.
- http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/water-level-linggiu-reservoir-308-after-recent-rains-pubSINGAPORE — The water level at the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, operated by Singapore’s national water agency PUB, has gone up slightly as a result of the last two days’ rain.
As of Wednesday (Jan 25), the water level stands at 30.8 per cent, up slightly from the 27.5 per cent recorded last Wednesday, the PUB said.
The decreasing water levels at the reservoir has been of great concern here, given that it regulates the flow of the Johor River, from which Singapore extracts raw water for treatment and for supply to the Republic.
From 80 per cent in early 2015 to a historic low of 20 per cent in October last year, the water level in the reservoir has been making a slow recovery recently.
- http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/budget-2017-water-prices-to-rise-by-30-over-2-years/3534474.htmlIn his speech, Mr Heng said prices need to reflect the rising costs associated with supplying water. He said the cost of producing water has increased with the Government building more desalination and NEWater plants, as well as laying deeper pipes amid an urbanised environment.