Singapore’s cost of water is pegged at 1.80 SGD per cubic meter, which might seem high but also takes into account many things such as cost of infrastructure and cost of delivery. If you would like to find out how much your monthly cost might be, read on! There are a number of ways that you can reduce the amount that you spend in order to save money.
1. The cost of water in Singapore.
The cost of water in Singapore is low, especially when you compare it to many OECD countries who have the cost of water being extremely expensive. Only about 1.80 SGD per cubic meter will get you access to water in Singapore which is not that costly.
The cost of water in Singapore has been set by the government, and it does account for things like cost of infrastructure and cost of delivery. The cost of water in Singapore might seem high at first glance but it is because the cost factors are different for this country.
Making cost comparisons of water can be very difficult because many countries use different cost factors making it hard to tell which is cheaper.
2. Ways to reduce cost of water
- Adjust your cost of water
You can reduce the cost of your cost of water by adjusting the cost of the cost of water. You can fix this problem by reducing how much cost of water you use. Many people are not aware that they are still paying for cost of cost of water even when they are not using it.
- Find a cheaper supplier
Find a cheaper supplier to purchase your cost of cost of water from. By switching to a different supplier, you might be able to save on some costs. For example, if your current supplier is charging you 3 SGD per cubic meter, another provider may offer 2 SGD per cubic meter – this would provide you with some savings each month!
3. Consider a rainwater harvesting system
Rainwater harvesting systems can be cost-effective to install, and they’re also environmentally friendly. They’re cost-effective because the cost of rainwater is free after installation, which means no utility fees.
The cost of installing a system depends on the size of your house. The cost savings varies depending on where you live – if you live in an area where it rains frequently, the cost savings could range from $500-$1,000 per year.
Even if you live in an area where it rains less frequently than other parts of the country, a system still could provide significant cost savings over a few years. Rainwater is safer to drink than tap water thanks to a process known as purification through natural filtration.
4. Install a gray-water system
A gray-water system often includes a holding tank, where water is stored for periods of time, minimizing the cost of water. This water can then be used for tasks like toilet flushing or watering plants.
This cost of water can then be reduced, or even completely eliminated if you are able to catch the gray-water in a container and use it for your tasks. This cost can typically cost around 10,000 SGD depending on the cost of the system including installation.
5. Take advantage of free or discounted rates for low-income families
Singapore has a cost of water that is set by the government, and it is priced at around 1.80 Singapore dollars per cubic meter. This cost might seem high, but this price does account for many things which include cost of infrastructure and cost of delivery. Are you curious to see how much your monthly cost might be? Let’s find out!
Singapore provides a discount on cost of water as well as a subsidy for those who qualify as low-income families. If you are not sure if you qualify, you can ask one of the customer service representatives who can help verify your status.
If you live in shared accommodation where two or more people live, it is likely that your usage will be “shared” among all those who live there. There is some reporting to be done on your end, and you will need to confirm the cost of water with those who live in the housing complex as well as a rough estimate of how many people share a common cost for water.
Thing to Note:
Use cost saving appliances and fixtures such as low flow showerheads, toilets, and faucets
If this sounds like something that would benefit your life (or someone else’s), please contact us today! Purity Singapore have many different tips available with experts on staff ready to help if needed!