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PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby tankee » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:13 pm

SINGAPORE: National water agency PUB is planning to install 55 CCTVs at flood-prone areas in Singapore - mostly in the central, east and west parts of Singapore.

This is expected to be completed by early December this year.

PUB said the installation of more CCTVs follows the success of its trial project at Bukit Timah, where six were installed, helping the agency to respond more quickly during intense storms or flash floods.

Tan Nguan Sen, Director (Catchment & Waterways) at PUB, elaborated: "We have to look at the critical locations like major canals and where are the areas of old low-lying areas. So we choose them based on these two main criteria. These are the critical areas...for example, also where there are roads to be affected, then we will implement them in these areas." .......

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 67/1/.html

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:13 am

can cctv prevent floods ?

Vivian too free lah
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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby php » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:41 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:can cctv prevent floods ?

Vivian too free lah


from cctv, when they see that Orchard Road is about to flood, they will provide first-hand information to the managing agents, then all the building tenants will be notified immediately to equip with sandbag barrier....so floods can be prevented from getting into the building....

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby cimman » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:27 am

if they're monitoring at Orchard Road, the Orchard Road tenents themselves can do it and prepare themselves for the inevitable flood. That's like somebody telling them the time with their own watch. I'm sure they can be trained to tell the time themselves.

It would be better if they monitor upstream at the canals, drains to provide an early warning system.

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby just888 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:32 am

I thought I saw those FTs very hardworking clearing the dried leaves in drains along Bukit Timah road even on raining day when I was taking bus.

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby Way2GO » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:07 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:can cctv prevent floods ?

Vivian too free lah


u got to be smart of think of something like dis!
Get SG all wired up n monitor it fr d comforts of spacious air-con office
- without d need to walk d ground some more! :wink:
Kudos to Vivian.

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby verykiasu » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:40 am

y dun they send more NEA staff to check the conditions of the tree
I witness an old tree fallen off n hit a taxi two days ago at Tiong Bahru area
I cannot believe how could a strong n old tree drop off like that guess it
must have been cracking inside for awhile already...

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby just888 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:45 am

verykiasu wrote:y dun they send more NEA staff to check the conditions of the tree
I witness an old tree fallen off n hit a taxi two days ago at Tiong Bahru area
I cannot believe how could a strong n old tree drop off like that guess it
must have been cracking inside for awhile already...


Tree not so much damage impact as compared to the houses and cars in D10.
Also think fallen tree is the act of god.

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby tankee » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:49 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:can cctv prevent floods ?

Vivian too free lah



i wonder how much they spend on this "creative" solution to prevent flooding :roll:

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Re: PUB's answer to floods : install CCTV

Postby tankee » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:53 am

PUB should learn from KL.

KL has a car tunnel that is divided into 3 layers. Normally the top 2 layers are for cars to use. But during heavy downpour, each layer of the tunnel can be progressively used to drain water away from low laying areas to some holding pools some distance away. This is a flood prevention solution.

CCTV only monitors, doesn't drain water.

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