The Singapore Netherlands Water House Committee invites you to join their unique visit to the Stamford Detention Tank together with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency.
The Stamford Detention Tank (SDT) and Stamford Diversion Canal (SDC) are two drainage projects aimed at keeping Orchard Road flood-free during intense downpours. Major causes of previous floods at Orchard Road were the increased intensity of rainfall and the limited capacity of the Stamford Canal. These projects by PUB cost $227 million and took more than two million man-hours across four years of construction (source: The Straits Times). 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.
The Stamford Canal is relieved from 30% of the discharge due to these projects. The Detention Tank has a storage capacity of 15 Olympic swimming pools (38,000 m3). The Stamford Diversion Canal will divert the storm water of an area of 240 ha, which is 40% of the catchment area of the Singapore River. The Diversion Canal is mainly underground.
During the visit PUB will guide us and explain about the drainage projects, including a tour through the tank itself. A unique opportunity!
Limited Space available
Sign up now – the number of visitors that can join this event is limited to 20 (on a first–come, first–served basis). Please be on time when you join, at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.