Singapore clinches Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2020
National water agency Public Utilities Board’s (PUB) Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (CCKWW) has been named Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2020, a year after its opening in August 2019.
CCKWW is one of Singapore’s oldest water treatment plants and the second largest with a total capacity of up to 80 million gallons per day (mgd), enough to fill about 145 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The newly upgraded plant comprises a large scale 40 mgd ceramic membrane system, the largest in the world.
Ceramic membranes are more energy-efficient while occupying a smaller footprint. They are also more cost-efficient with a longer lifespan of 20 years as compared to polymeric membranes, which have to be replaced about every five years. Most importantly, water loss is reduced significantly from 5 per cent to 1 per cent with the use of ceramic membranes.
The Global Water Awards recognise the most important achievements in the water industry and honour initiatives and companies in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.
The Water Project of the Year Award recognises projects deploying innovative technology to optimise its physical or environmental footprint.
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