Education, Family

Learning journey to NEWater Visitor Centre

Em has been telling Mrs Eio that the Earth is sick & we need to save water. He attempted to draw Water wally so Mrs Eio decided it’s time for Eios to go for a learning journey to NEWater Visitor Centre. 

Eios made an online tour booking prior to their learning journey this morning. You may refer to the link below  

http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/newater/visitors/Pages/default.aspx
  
There isn’t many visitors at the centre this morning. Probably due to the announcement of polling results late last night. 

Our NEWater journey starts off with a video screening. 

 

There’s a Q&A session by our NEWater guide & Eios kids win themselves 2 shower caps for answering the questions correctly. Lol. 

We proceed to the interactive area & Eio kids are thrilled to get hands-on with the touch-screen games & e-lessons. 
   
    

Row row row your boat… Em’s steering the “boat”! Our River expedition.

  

Interactive screen to find out more about Singapore’s water sources.  

  

Peep into the holes to learn more…
  

Wonderful. Recap of what Mrs Eio had taught Em earlier on. Check out Mrs Eio’s earlier post on “Em & Science (Solid-liquid-gas) | I am Mrs Eio”

https://immrseio.com/2015/07/21/solid-liquid-gas/

  

Mr Eio totally excited with what he sees. 😃
  

How can Mrs Eio play her part in saving water? Use water efficient products… Reuse water… Many more…

  

Our NEWater guide shares that on the average, each person only needs to use 50 litres of water per day but the actual fact is on the average every Singaporean is using 152 litres of water per day. This is alarming!  We need to reuse, reduce & recycle water. 

  

Press the buttons to find out how much water is needed to produce certain items. 

  

Innovative ideas. Using pipe in their decor & presentation.   

Entering into Singapore’s award-winning deep tunnel sewerage system – DTSS. 
  

This is the actual size of DTSS. Amazing!!

  

Em’s asking our guide why there a blue light… Make a guess?  

NEWater under our feet!   

  

Turning used water to clean water- the NEWater’s story. 
  

The Seletar NEWater plant is no longer in operation. Singapore’s left with 4 NEWater plants. 

  

Learning about the NEWater process…

  

Seeing the actual machines & treatment plants. 

  

The membranes are cleaned regularly & changed every 5 years. 
  

Be impressed with reverse osmosis. Well… A number of countries are also using RO to purify their used water but NEWater is uniquely Singapore’s. Why? There’s an additional step after the RO process. 

  

The membranes are very dense.  
  

The additional step is the NEWater undergoes UV Rays disinfection to ensure that NEWater is truly safe for consumption.  After this process, the NEWater is slightly acidic. Hence sodium hydroxide is added to neutralize it. 

  

95% of the NEWater is for industrial use as factories need not purify the water anymore as compared to them using tap water. RO water consists of only water molecules. Hence, NEWater is pure water.  5% is released to our reserviors for residential use.    

Kudos to staff working at the NEWater plants everyday. 
  

Feedback session for the trip…

  

Eio’s trip to the NEWater Visitor Center is truly enriching to herself. This tour is more suited for adults & secondary school students. Em could benefit as our guide try to accommodate us & simplify his explanation & there’s isn’t many visitor this morning. 
  

According to our guide, the NEWater visitor Centre does organize tour for preschool children (large group) & teach them more on water conservation etc. You can email them to find out more. 

  

Mr Eio is excited to see their big function room… I’m sure he’s exploring on some possibilities as usual. 

  
 
Eios has a fruitful morning. Em is very happy to have visited a NEWater plant. 

  
  

Love Singapore, love our resources. Save water. 

 

Shower cap from the NEWater guide & unpacking some of the stuff we have learnt today back at home. Hope Eios kids can remember what they have learnt & put them into practice. 

  
Mrs Eio would strongly encourage Singaporeans to make an online booking & visit NEWater visitor center to have a better idea what is this gem all about. Last but not least, admission is free!! Heehee. 

  

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