13 Mar '17, 10am

[Mothership] ST forum letter about reservoirs evaporating sounds silly, but it makes some sense. Here’s why. https://t.co/9SidMW2v9i

[Mothership] ST forum letter about reservoirs evaporating sounds silly, but it makes some sense. Here’s why. https://t.co/9SidMW2v9i

Another day, another Singaporean writing a forum letter to The Straits Times . Written by one Mak Ngow Chai, he is apparently concerned with water being lost from the reservoirs via evaporation . The following is the entirety of his letter: Prevent loss of reservoir water through evaporation Given Singapore’s hot weather, much of our reservoirs’ water would be lost through evaporation. If 50 per cent of the exposed surface areas can be covered with an impermeable floating material, the overall evaporation would be reduced by 50 per cent. This would quite significantly cut the amount of water lost through the natural process of evaporation. Surely, it cannot be that nobody has thought of this easy way of conserving the water in our reservoirs. Mak Ngow Chai To most people, it’s ridiculous. It sounds like Mak’s got something against the natural process of evaporation. What m...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/st-forum-letter-about-reserv...

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