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‚P@Waterworks in Kyoto City
@Kyoto City almost relies on Lake Biwa as water source and intakes by the Lake Biwa Waterway, and partially on the Uji River. The raw water is purified in 3 Purification Plants (Keage, Matsugasaki, Yamanouchi and Shin-Yamashina). Purified water is distributed by distribution pipes and supplied from water supply equipment which leads to your home.
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‚Q@Reinforcing the maintenance and control of waterworks facilities
@For the maintenance and control of waterworks facilities, mapping system is effective to integrate and process information about road maps and underground pipeline data. In the view of securing adequate water supply, renovating and renewing aged facilities, and replacing aged pipes are also important.
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‚R@Measures for disaster
@At the time of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in January 1995, waterworks facilities were devastated extensively. Learning from this disaster, in October 1996 Waterworks Bureau produced Earthquake Countermeasures Plan. In particular, based on the perspective that focuses on improving earthquake resistance, efforts such as renovating and renewing pipes and installing emergency cutoff valves are implemented.
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‚S@Water Quality Management
@Providing a stable supply of safe water is the vital operation of waterworks. Therefore, the tap water and the raw water of Lake Biwa is examined for its water quality (Standard items of Quality Standard for Drinking water consist 50 items in Japan). To monitor and control water quality, periodic examination of Lake Biwa as water source is also conducted at 9 locations in the southern basin.
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‚T@Measures for Areas without water Service
@Outskirt areas of Kyoto City with small water supply system or those awaiting service are outside of our service area.
@In order to improve and expand waterworks facilities in areas without Waterworks, the Relief Plan for Areas without Waterworks was established in 1996. Regional Water Service Section is engaged in approval construction of small water supply system aiming to relieve those areas earlier , and completed 8 systems at present.