Taipei Water Park

Upon the implementation I 1977 of the Taipei Area Water Supply Expansion Plan, Phase Ⅲ, the original slow filter was rebuilt into the modern rapid filter with a new name, the Kungkuan Purification Plant. Years later, however, worsening pollution of water sources forced the raw water intake to relocate from downstream of Xindian Creek to the Qingtan Dam upstream. Natural, gravitational forces carry raw water taken in there through tunnels and channels to the diversion chamber in the Changxing Purification Plant. From the diversion chamber, two 1,400 mm concrete pipes and one 2,000 mm cast-in-place reinforcement concrete pipe deliver the water to the Kungkuan Purification Plant for treatment.

Photo by Yang An Shen