Taipei City officials order ‘Villa 32’ well to be sealed

The China Post
Date: April 10, 2015
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei City officials issued documents detailing water usage violations to

Taipei City officials take pictures of “Villa 32” yesterday in Xin Beitou. The building is suspected of violating existing regulations on the usage of hot spring water. Personnel from the city's Construction Management Office were unable to enter the building.(CNA)

Taipei City officials take pictures of “Villa 32” yesterday in Xin Beitou. The building is suspected of violating existing regulations on the usage of hot spring water. Personnel from the city’s Construction Management Office were unable to enter the building.(CNA)

owners of “Villa 32” yesterday, following complaints from area residents.

Officials stated that while operators of the resort had obtained permits to use white and blue sulfur hot spring water from the Taipei Water Department (台北自來水事業處), they did not obtain legal permits to dig wells.

According to the Taipei City Government Department of Economic Development (產發局), violations to Article 32 of the “Hot Springs Act” (溫泉法) will result in fines of NT$50,000. The city has given operators of the villa until 5 p.m. on Saturday to seal the well.

Well Used Only for Scenic Purposes: ‘Villa 32’     [FULL  STORY]

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