SINGAPORE: A construction association was fined S$42,000 on Apr 2 for deleterious a H2O categorical during a River Valley Green construction site, pronounced inhabitant H2O group PUB in a press recover on Wednesday (Apr 17).
The H2O categorical was punctured while Dae Sung Construction was carrying out drilling works on Feb 15, 2017. The association was hired as a sub-contractor to lift out dirt alleviation works for a construction of Great World MRT hire and tunnels for a Thomson-East Coast Line.
PUB pronounced a repairs caused a detriment of about 1.5 million litres of beverage water, homogeneous to some-more than half a distance of an Olympic swimming pool.
Investigations found that Dae Sung Construction unsuccessful to establish a accurate plcae and fixing of a H2O mains in a area before drilling, a group said.
“In addition, they did not practice due industry in supervising their drilling supply user when carrying out a drilling works,” it added.
PUB carried out “urgent correct works” to equivocate intrusion of H2O reserve to business and to minimise H2O loss, it said. The H2O categorical had to be close down for 10 hours while repairs were ongoing.
This was Dae Sung Construction’s initial offence, pronounced PUB. Damaging any PUB H2O categorical or joining siren with a hole of during slightest 300mm is an corruption underneath a Public Utilities Act, that carries a excellent of adult to S$200,000, jail tenure of adult to 3 years, or both.
“Contractors should always impute to PUB’s advisory on a impediment of repairs to H2O siren infrastructure before carrying out any construction works in a closeness of H2O mains,” it said.