Singapore

Dead fish spotted in Sungei Tampines

National water agency PUB is investigating a report of dead fish spotted in Sungei Tampines on Monday afternoon.

In a Facebook post yesterday, PUB said that the dead fish were removed after they were seen in the river between Pasir Ris Drive 1 and Pasir Ris Drive 3 at 2.20pm.

Sungei Tampines flows through Tampines and Pasir Ris before draining into the sea.

"Online water quality sensors and in-situ water quality readings show water quality is within the normal range," PUB said in the post.

There is no impact on the quality of drinking water, it added.

"PUB has not observed any visible signs of pollution on the site that may be the cause of fish kill," it said, adding that it will investigate further.

In 2015, a 1.1km stretch along Sungei Tampines was outfitted with new decks and a community plaza to bring people closer to the river.

The project was part of a move by PUB to rejuvenate Singapore's drains, canals and reservoirs. - NG HUIWEN

ACCIDENTS FIRE FLOOD