Assessing water security: Liang Eng Hwa questions sustainability of high water-consuming industries in Singapore

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability, emphasized that high water consumption industries aren’t inherently inefficient.

Dr Khor was responding to a question posed by Mr Liang Eng Hwa, People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang, about the non-domestic sector’s water demand.

In his supplementary question, Mr Liang inquired whether it would be prudent to thoroughly assess the non-domestic sector, conduct a comprehensive review, and possibly undertake rationalization efforts.

In Singapore, the wafer fabrication and semiconductor sector notably consumes 25.7 million gallons daily, a significant share of industrial water demand.