SINGAPORE, A wastewater treatment demonstration plant in Ulu Pandan that began operating only last year has won an award at the 2018 Global Water Awards in Paris, France, the Straits Times reported.

It took home the Water/Wastewater Project of the Year Award for its novel processes, which could potentially lower energy use, manpower reliance and land usage, said national water agency PUB in a statement Wednesday.

The facility, which was set up to test and validate advanced wastewater treatment technologies, has features such as space-efficient tanks, energy-efficient systems, and automated controls.

The plant has allowed PUB to set new standards for wastewater treatment, said PUB assistant chief executive Harry Seah.

It also highlights the agency's commitment towards more sustainable water management - which is essential especially in resource-scarce Singapore.

At the facility, new technologies can be first tested and checked to eliminate any risks before being implemented on a larger scale at the future Tuas Water Reclamation Plant, which is due for completion in 2025.

Source: NAM News Network