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Singapore's PUB takes over Tuaspring Desalination Plant

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  • Singapore's PUB takes over Tuaspring Desalination Plant
    Tuaspring Desalination Plant. Photo: Hyflux

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PUB Singapore's National Water Agency
PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.
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Singapore’s national water utility PUB assumed ownership, May 18, of the Tuaspring desalination plant from financially troubled environmental services company Hyflux Ltd in accordance with PUB’s 30-day notice issued in April.

PUB said in a statement that it has taken over Tuaspring "to safeguard Singapore's water security". 

On 17 April 2019, Singapore’s National Water Agency had issued a notice to Tuaspring  to terminate the Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) and take over the Tuaspring Desalination Plant. The termination notice had provided a 30-day notice period before PUB took over the TSDP.