Online search launched in response to lead pipe concerns

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-24

The Taipei Water Department has created a Web page on its official website that enables

A lead pipe, top, and a steel pipe. (Photo/Taipei City Government)

A lead pipe, top, and a steel pipe. (Photo/Taipei City Government)

city residents to check if their houses are being served drinking water through pipes made of lead installed decades ago.

Through the website, which was launched Thursday night, city water users can enter the account number on their water bill in the spaces provided to check if their water is exposed to the lead water pipes.

The special Web page, in Chinese only, can be accessed at:

Taipei water customers can also call the water department’s hotline at 8733-5678 or e-mail for further information.

Concerns over the use of the lead pipes were sparked by a report in Apple Daily earlier this week that the buildings of up to 36,000 water users in seven cities and counties in Taiwan, including Taipei, were still being served by small-diameter feed lines made of lead.     [FULL  STORY]

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