Water Pollution Control

Water is a crucial element for sustaining life, playing various roles in human life. However, there are many substances that can pollute water. Generally, tap water is considered the safest source for drinking. Groundwater is susceptible to contamination from wastewater or solvents, and the contamination may persist for decades or even centuries. For instance, in southern Taiwan, high concentrations of arsenic in groundwater have led to numerous cases of blackfoot disease and cancer. The main pollutants in drinking water include microbial contamination, halogenated hydrocarbons, and carcinogens. To prevent water quality on campus from being compromised, we regularly review waste disposal plans for various locations, operate sewage treatment facilities, and maintain the water quality of large buildings.

Water Dispenser Water Quality Management

Water Quality Inspection:

  • According to the "Drinking Water Management Regulations" and the "Drinking Water Equipment Maintenance and Management Regulations", the water quality after drinking water treatment must meet the drinking water standards, and the water quality inspection must be conducted by inspection institutions recognized by the Ministry of Environment.
  • Those who install or manage fixed water supply equipment for public use in public and private places, as well as community self-owned public water supply equipment, should undertake four management responsibilities:
  1. Maintenance: At least once a month, either self-maintenance or commission maintenance.
  2. Inspection: The inspection item is the coliform group, and the inspection ratio is one-eighth of all units. If a water dispenser has only a hot water outlet and the water temperature is maintained above 90 degrees Celsius, it is exempt from total bacterial colony inspection.
  3. Record: Maintenance content and water quality inspection conditions should be recorded in detail in the "Drinking Water Equipment Water Quality Inspection and Equipment Maintenance Record Form", and the records and related inspection data should be kept for two years for inspection.
  4. Announcement: The "Drinking Water Equipment Water Quality Inspection and Equipment Maintenance Record Form" should be posted prominently on the drinking water equipment.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Operation and Management

  • All domestic wastewater from the entire campus is properly collected and included in the wastewater treatment. It must meet the influent water design values. After the proper operation of the wastewater treatment, the discharged water complies with the effluent standards of the Water Pollution Control Act, preventing water pollution without exceeding the environmental load.
  • The university supervises and manages the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant to extend the equipment's lifespan. The discharged water undergoes regular testing and tracking for improvement, achieving effective water quality management.

Cleaning and Disinfection of Water Towers and Tanks Campus-wide

Regular cleaning of water towers and tanks on campus is essential for maintaining the water facilities of buildings. Cleaning should be performed at least twice a year (flexible based on water quality conditions). During cleaning, sediment and impurities in the tanks and towers should be thoroughly removed, and all related equipment should be inspected. The university regularly contracts qualified professionals to carry out the cleaning.

Annual Schedule for Water Tower and Water Tank Cleaning