Reported by Chen Zhaohong, a reporter from the Environmental Information Center In response to climate change, in order to prevent the arrival of the next drought, the Water Resources Department plans to build a desalination plant on the island. The Environmental Protection Agency held the 423rd EIA meeting on July 13 to review the "Tainan Seawater Desalination Plant Construction Plan" and the "Hsinchu Seawater Desalination Plant Construction Plan", both of which were approved. In the future, the two desalination plants will operate with a total water production of up to 300,000 CMD (tons per day), but will also consume 384 million kWh of electricity every year. In recent years, the water supply has been unstable, and the Water Resources Department: building a desalination plant to increase the resilience of the water supply In recent years,
severe droughts have spread frequently, and the problem of regional water supply shortage has surfaced. Although there are Zengwen and Nanhua Reservoirs in Tainan, they are greatly affected by high and low water seasons. In the past ten years, there have been seven years of low rainfall, and water supply for people's livelihood, industry or irrigation has been reduced; Hsinchu is because of Baoyi and Bao2. The reservoir capacity is small, and the water sources number list of Taoyuan Shimen and Miaoli Yongheshan reservoirs must be dispatched for a long time. In order to reduce the risk of water shortage, the Water Resources Administration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs plans to build desalination plants in the coastal state-owned land of General Tainan and Nanliao, Hsinchu. At the EIA conference yesterday, the Water Resources Administration stated that in addition to Taiwan, record-breaking droughts have also occurred around the world. Taiwan is surrounded by the sea, and the construction of desalination plants will help improve the resilience of water supply.
The Tainan Seawater Desalination Plant and the Hsinchu Seawater Desalination Plant, respectively planned by the Water Resources Bureau of the Southern District and the Water Resources Bureau of the Northern District of the Water Resources Department, successively passed the customs at the EIA conference yesterday. The Hsinchu plant covers an area of 10 hectares with a water output of 100,000 CMD; the Tainan plant covers an area of 17 hectares and will be built in two phases. The first phase has a water output of 100,000 CMD, and the second phase will be added after five years of operation to increase the water output. At 200,000 CMD, it will become the largest desalination plant in Taiwan. 52214039634_d99ea9dbb1_b Taken from the Tainan desalination plant EIA online meeting The Environmental Protection Agency reviewed the "Tainan Seawater Desalination Plant Construction Project" and the "Hsinchu Seawater Desalination Plant Construction Project", and both cases were approved Seawater desalination technology consumes energy,