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outlook1outlook2Sewerage systems are a critical component of modern cities' basic infrastructure.. If tap water pipelines are the “arteries” of the metropolis, then the sewerage system could be sain to be “veins”. Household sewage and industrial effluent are collected via the sewerage system and processed at the sewage treatment plant. The water is treated to a quality level specified by the national discharge standards and then released into the environment to avoid polluting rivers, lakes and the sea. Modern sewage treatment plants have now been upgraded to water resource recycling plants, with the future trend being the reuse of treated water. This will ensure that our precious water resources can be used in a sustainable manner long into the future.

Taipei City’s sewerage system construction began in 1975 with its first and second six year construction phases. More than 30 years later, it leads the country in the proportion of connected households. It also boasts advanced sewage treatment plant design, operations and management. A great deal of experience has been accumulated regarding the planning, design, construction, regulation, maintenance and operation of the today's sewerage system ;moreover a good working relationship has been established with the central government and other local governments. In the future, our office intends to continue working towards the following goals:

  • Establish more appropriate sewerage system operation and management laws and regulations to facilitate sustainable operation and development. The Building Act and Sewage Act will also be implemented to facilitate the construction of future sewerage system.
  • Strengthen the sustainable reuse of water resources. Develop recycling of treated water to improve water-reuse rates.
  • Continue the construction of Taipei City’s public sewerage network. Propose appropriate measures for inaccessible regions as soon as possible to resolve all sewage treatment issues within the City’s jurisdiction.
  • Actively promote the ultimate disposal and reuse of sludge generated by Taipei’s sewage treatment plants. Options considered include private-sector outsourcing, brick making and compost creation .
  • Continue with organizing new sewerage system construction projects and strengthen existing pipelines’ maintenance and management. Establish and oversee a computerized accounting and management system.
  • Develop an automated system for real-time monitoring of Taipei’s sewerage network
  • Continue to push for improvements in sewerage system construction methods. Seek innovations and breakthroughs while accumulating experience to overcome challenges during construction.
  • The sewerage system levy is based on the “User Pays” model and this is also an important source of revenue for operating and building the sewerage network. Proper water pollution prevention fee collection measures should be implemented to ensure fairness.
  • Education is the basis for promoting any issues. and education the general public is, therefore an important matter that this Office shall continue to pursue through via media or public meetings. These efforts shall not only introduce the workings of the sewerage system to the general public but also encourage them to visit sewage treatment plants.For more information ,please visit our website:www.sso.taipei.gov.tw.
  • Continue the operation of the existing interception facilities and accelerate progress ont the “Gravel Contact Oxidation Process Pilot Project”. We shall also continue to review proposals to rectify the more seriously polluted stretches of the Keelung River.