The NEWater Visitor Centre, an educational hub located in Bedok, Singapore, will permanently close its doors on 31 July 2024. Established in 2003, the centre has played a crucial role in educating the public about Singapore’s innovative approach to water management and sustainability through its interactive exhibits and guided tours.

Newater Visitor Centre

The centre’s closure is part of a broader plan by the national water agency PUB to streamline its operations and focus on new initiatives. Despite the closure, PUB remains committed to continuing its public education efforts on water sustainability through other platforms and outreach programs.

Newater Visitor Centre Bedok

Until its closure, the NEWater Visitor Centre will continue to welcome visitors for guided tours. These tours are available from 9am to 5pm on Tuesdays to Sundays, including public holidays. The tours offer a comprehensive look into the processes behind NEWater production, showcasing advanced membrane technologies and ultraviolet disinfection methods used to treat used water into ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water. This reclaimed water has been a significant component of Singapore’s water supply strategy, ensuring a sustainable and resilient water source for the nation.

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The centre has been a popular destination for students, researchers, and tourists, attracting over 1.5 million visitors since its opening. It has provided a hands-on learning experience, enabling visitors to understand the importance of water conservation and the innovative techniques used by Singapore to achieve water sustainability.

Newater Visitor Centre water conservation

For those interested in visiting before the closure, it is recommended to make bookings online to secure a spot on the guided tours. This ensures a smooth and organized visit, allowing more individuals to benefit from the educational experience provided by the centre.

Newater Visitor Centre water purification

Post-closure, PUB plans to integrate the educational content and interactive experiences of the NEWater Visitor Centre into other existing facilities and digital platforms. This transition aims to continue raising awareness about water sustainability and the importance of water conservation among the public.

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