Date: December 6, 2015
In the first stage of a water-conservation project, Taiwan will build six plants that can turn wastewater into usable water for industrial parks by 2020, the Economics Ministry’s Water Resources Agency said on Monday.
There are plans to build three new water-recycling plants, as well as upgrading of three existing sewage plants to recycled-water suppliers for industrial parks.
Once completed, the six plants will be able to supply a combined 280,000 tonnes of reclaimed water to local industry daily, according to government estimates.
A sum of 15.163 billion New Taiwan dollars (Bt16.6 billion) has been earmarked for the six projects, which make up the first wave of a long-term project to build plants that can provide reclaimed water to industrial parks.
The project is supported by the Water Resources Agency, the Construction and Planning Agency of the Ministry of the Interior and local governments.
The construction scheme aims to stabilise Taiwan’s water supply for industrial parks and to reduce the industrial use of water treated for livelihood purposes.
Taiwan has long faced the problem of water shortage due to low water prices, leaking pipelines, and drought. [FULL STORY]