Ji-Gia Environmental Consulting Co.
Water pollution sources, Investigation and inspection, river cleanup action, emergency response action
Jia-Yi city water pollution prevention project covers the following actions, river water quality analysis, environmental permit review and data compilations, investigation and inspection of pollution sources by permitted industrial units, monitoring of illegal wastewater discharges, investigation of illegal discharging pipes, river patrolling volunteers and all the necessary assistant deemed relevant by the EPB. The project is from may, 5thm 2011 to dec. 31st, 2011 and the abstract is as followed,
One. Permit Review for Pollution Sources
Within the project period, 21 permit applications have been reviewed and 807 data have been compiled. Among the 807, 688 are the inspection and water sampling database update, 15 are the punitive actions, 21 are the completion of industrial permit applications, 13 are the issuing of industrial permits, 1 is the application of water prevention plan and 69 are the submission of periodical monitoring and testings.
Two. Investigation and Inspection of Industrial wastewater and Sewage Systems
582 permitted industrial units have been inspected. Among them, 140 wastewater samples were tested. There are 17 industrial units being ticketed, which amounted to 1.4 million NTD in total. In addition, public consultation was being carried out 17 times among industrial units and market places along the major west drainage channel. The prioritized electroplating industry and the metal plating industry at Hou-Hu district, there are 167 units in total, were being inspected. Wastewater treatment facilities of 8 husbandry units were inspected.
Three. Monitoring and Sealing of Illegal Discharging Pipes
5 illegal discharging pipes were discovered and sealed. In accordance with the Article 16 of Water Pollution Act, once any illegal discharging pipes were discovered, after one week of not being able to identify the proprietor, the EPB has to right to seal them.
Four. Operational Assessment of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facilities
After initial inspection, operational assessment of industrial wastewater treatment facilities was undertaken to 3 of the permitted industrial units that violated the Water Pollution Act. Second inspections were scheduled at the month of Nov. and Dec..
Five. Organizing River Patrolling Teams
7 river patrolling teams, 102 members in total, were organized, in accordance with the patrolling districts. A training session was held at Ci-Mei Museum, Tainan City at the date of July 6th; with 72 participants. 2 river cleanup activities were held at Ba-Zhang riverbank and Lan-Tan Square, with the participants totaled 2,060.
Six. Emergency Response Network
Assist Tainan EPB in the maintenance and inventories of the water emergency equipment and consumables for Jia-Yi City, Jia-Yi County, PingTong County, Kaohsiung City and the former Tainan County. A water emergency response network was organized, with the triggering, exiting mechanisms and the list of contact information being established. A major emergency drill was held at Sept. 29th, 2 training sessions of water pollution and emergency response equipment were held at Dec. 1st.
Seven. Others Deemed Relevant
1. Info Sessions
One Water Pollution Act info. Session was held at Aug. 19th, with 90 participants, mostly permitted industrial units in Jia-Yi City. The periodical declaration of items, such as wastewater amount, the chemicals added, electricity usage, operational parameters, the sludge production and the effluent characteristics, in accordance with the Water Pollution act, were emphasized.
2. Regular Cleanup of Building Septic tank and the Reduction of Household Water Usage
One info. Session regarding the regular cleanup of building septic tank was held at Nov. 8th, with 31 participants. Info. Session of household water usage reduction was held at Dec. 17th.
3. River Pollution Remediation and Ocean Pollution Prevention Assess Plan
Continuous assisting the EPB in upgrading the score of the assess plan. The Jia-Yi City “River Pollution Remediation and Ocean Pollution Prevention Assess Plan” has been drafted and submitted to Central EPA.
4. Water Pollution Remediation Committee Meetings
Relevant organizations and scholars were invited to join the water pollution remediation committee and meetings were held at July 25th, Oct. 7th, Nov. 16th and Dec. 19th for the year of 2011. Resources from relevant organizations shall be integrated to improve the water quality and Cheng-Nan eco-landscape.
5. Water Quality Monitoring and Pollution Estimate
Periodical water monitoring and sampling were carried out in Niou-Chou river, Ba-Zhang river and Lan-Tan lake, with 16 monitoring stops in total. Monthly water samples were tested to estimate the pollution amount of Jia-Yi City.
6. River Background Investigation
Eco investigation of Pu-Zi river and Ba-Zhang River were carried out with 3 spots in Pu-Zi river (Er-Kao-Iian-Dao Brige of upper riverbank, Niou-Chou-River Bridge of middle riverbank and Wui-Mei-Tan Bridge of lower Riverbank) and Yong-Cing No. 1 Bridge in Ba-Zhang river. River topography, eco-variety and habitant information were investigated.
7. GPS Integration System of Water Pollution Permitted Industrial Units of Jia-Yi City
A GPS integration system by Google Earth was setup for the water pollution permitted industrial units at the year of 2008. A continuous updating was carried out this year to assist the EPB in their distribution. The permitted industrial units of Jia-Yi County were also integrated in the system, considering the water pollution influence of the neighboring county, to add the efficiency in regarding the water pollution complaint investigations.