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S’pore must implement COE for building of swimming pools

Posted on 05 April 2016

This is because water is precious.

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There seems to be more and more private swimming pools nowadays, with practically every condominium, executive condo and even private home here having one.

Such a scarce resource should not be used so extensively in such a manner here, especially with water levels falling amid the current dry spell (“Water levels low at Singapore’s main source”; March 23).

Private owners of swimming pools should be made to pay a much heavier levy for the water they use to fill their pools.

There could even be a bidding system — similar to the certificate of entitlement (COE) system — where home owners must bid for a COE to build a private pool.

Perhaps the number of public swimming pools here should also be reduced to save water.

Tan Tor Seng

This is a real letter published in The Straits Times Forum on April 4, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 











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