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GOVT. MISSES PINGTUNG RESIDENTS' CLEAN WATER NEEDS|前瞻水資源建設 民團籲優先改善水質

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-05-16
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The government has planned a budget of $ 250.7 billion NTD for water construction projects in the forward-looking infrastructure program. However, none of the budget is for improving the quality of water. Rivers like Pingtung's Donggang River, which is heavily polluted by livestock waste, should be a priority.

With animal waste floating on the surface, the Donggang River in Pingtung is mocked as "the river of feces" by local residents. Over recent years, almost nothing has been done to stop the river from being polluted by livestock waste water. Recently, the government planned a budget of NT$ 250.7 billion for water environmental construction projects in its forward-looking infrastructure program. However, to civil groups' disappointment, projects to improve river water quality are nowhere to be seen.

== CHOU KO-JEN Dir., Taiwan Blue Donggang Stream Preservation Assn. ==
In Pingtung's Wandan Township, cow pats are stacked up high in the river.The government did inspect several livestock breeding businesses. However, interestingly, before the inspectors came, all these businesses seemed to know that they should use five times the amount of underground water to wash the river course clean to avoid being caught and fined.

== LAI CHIEN-HSIN Dir., Water Resources Agency==
The infrastructure plan for water-related environmental construction is only a part of our water conservancy projects.

The Fongshan Reservoir, whose water comes from the Donggang River, provides drinking water to areas in Kaohsiung when there is a water emergency. As the river is polluted, affecting water use across Kaohsiung and Pingtung, civil groups think that improvement of the river water quality should be first included in the infrastructure plan.

== HUANG YUNG-PING Dep-Dir., the 7th River Management Office, WRA==
We have been working to improve the river. Improving water quality requires time, we are unable to make it to the best quality within six years.

They also think that the government should use part of the budget to improve the common problem of water pipes leaking and wasting water.

== LEE KEN-CHENG Dir., Citizen of the Earth==
Every day, 1.4 million tons of water is wasted through leakage. If the problem is so serious, then the government should plan a bigger budget to deal with it. Places with high water leakage or with a lack of water should be the first priority.

Civil groups said that the infrastructure plan lacks careful planning and social communication. They asked the government to re-evaluate the plan, and widen public participation to meet the real needs of people.

TRANSLATED BY ARIEL HSIEH

政府的前瞻計畫,編列2507億元用於水環境建設。不過民間團體卻發現,兩千多億經費中,完全沒有改善河川汙染的具體方案,因此呼籲政府應該以改善水質、做為建設首要目的,尤其屏東東港溪,近來頻頻因為被排放畜牧廢水、被稱為屎尿河,應該納入前瞻計畫中、積極改善。

河面都是排泄物,被當地居民譏諷為「屎尿河」的東港溪支流,常因畜牧廢水汙染飄惡臭,居民反應多年,仍不見改善。政府推前瞻計畫,編列高達2507億元在水環境建設,長期關心南台灣水資源的民間團體表示,本來以為這是契機,但卻發現經費中,完全沒有改善河川水質的方案。

==藍色東港溪保育協會理事 周克任==
(東港溪)萬丹大排那個地方
牛糞積得很高
處理的方式只是說
我稽查 取締了很多
取締哪幾家 沒人知道
所以(畜牧)養殖業不知道為什麼
都很 非常奇異的
(知道)用5倍地下水
去沖洗這些(髒汙的)河道

=水利署長 賴建信==
這個前瞻基礎建設計畫
它不是水利工作的全部
它只是一部份而已

高雄的備援飲用水鳳山水庫源自東港溪,溪水遭汙染,影響的區域橫跨高雄與屏東,民團認為東港溪最該納入前瞻計畫、徹底整治。。

==七河川局副局長 黃傭評==
這些(整治)計畫
陸陸續續我們都有在做
只是我們沒有辦法說一次到位
馬上在我們的6年期間
把它改善成最佳水質

民間團體也質疑,前瞻計畫的水資源建設中,沒有提撥1毛錢來改善漏水率。

==地球公民基金會執行長 李根政==
每天相當於漏掉
將近140萬公噸的水
假設漏水的問題這麼嚴重
前瞻(計畫)應該要加把勁
編列更多的經費
下手去處理 漏水最嚴重的地方
或者最缺水的地方
那些應該優先大投資下去處理

民間團體批評,前瞻計畫沒有完整規畫、更缺乏社會溝通,要求政府重新評估,擴大公眾參與政策討論,否則難以符合人民真正需求。

記者 王柔婷 孟昭權 高雄報導