How many drainage basins does Singapore have?

There are over 40 small yet separate drainage basins in Singapore, 75% of which having areas of less than 13 km2 (Wong, 1968). The largest is the Sungei Kranji (in its natural condition) and other important basins include Kallang, Sungei Seletar, Sungei Jurong, Sungei Rochore, Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Geylang.

How many canals are there in Singapore?

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Stormwater runoff is managed by a dense network of open and subsurface storm drains. Currently, Singapore has 17 reservoirs and more than 8000 km of concretized rivers, canals, and drains (Fig.

How many types of drainage basin are there?

Some important drainage basins across the world

Basin Type Basin Area km2
Hudson Bay Mediterranean sea 3,861,400
Congo River Primary River 3,730,474
Caspian Sea Lake 3,626,000
Nile River Primary River 3,254,555

Can you drink Singapore water?

Singapore’s tap water quality is well within the Singapore Environmental Public Health (Water Suitable for Drinking) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 and World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Our tap water is suitable for drinking directly from the tap without any further filtration.

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