Murky water avoidable: official

UPSTREAM EFFECTS:Taipei Water Department Commissioner Chen Chin-hsiang said that critics did not fully understand the mechanisms behind the water supply

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 12, 2015
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

The debate over murky tap water seen in Taipei and New Taipei City following Typhoon Soudelor continued yesterday as Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Yang Wei-fu (楊偉甫) accused the Taipei City Government of negligence in its emergency response measures to prevent turbid water from being supplied.

Yang asked why the city government supplied water from the Nanshih River (南勢溪), when clean water in the Feitsui Reservoir tapped from the Beishih River (北勢溪) was available.

“Why did the Taipei City Government supply large quantities of turbid water to users? Was it because it did not know about the poor water quality?” Yang asked. “The Taipei Water Department should conduct a review of the situation.”     [FULL  STORY]

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