Since water supply facilities are managed by each local government, there were many cases where water quality-related accidents could not be dealt with professionally.
In the future, the water authorities decided to check the operation information of local governments across the country in real time, and provide appropriate response methods and necessary technology support.
This is reporter Lee Moon-seok.
In 2019, a red tap water incident occurred in Incheon.
When the water purification plant is checked, the flow of water in the water pipe is rapidly changed, and the water scale accumulated in the pipe is mixed.
Insufficient initial response also increased the damage, resulting in more than 42,000 water quality complaints.
Since then, the Ministry of Environment has established water supply support centers in the basins of the four rivers.
To help municipalities manage their water supply and support incident response.
And this time, a comprehensive situation room was established to control these four watershed waterworks support centers.
This is the General Situation Room of the Watershed Waterworks Support Center.
When the establishment of the information network is completed by next month, you can monitor waterworks operation information of 160 local governments nationwide in real time.
From water intake to supply, it plays a role in finding pipelines with problems in water quality or quantity and delivering necessary countermeasures and technologies to the local government.
[박재현 / 한국수자원공사 사장 : 수도 운영과 관련해서 현장 데이터를 활용한 신속한 의사결정과 체계적인 대응을 지원할 것입니다.]
In addition, when relevant information is accumulated, the government plans to suggest preventive measures so that local governments can safely supply tap water by detecting signs of an accident or anomaly in advance.
[유제철 / 환경부 차관 : 깨끗한 수돗물을 우리 국민들이 좀 더 신뢰하고 그냥 그 자체로 믿고 마실 수 있는 그런 날이 오기를 진심으로 기대합니다.]
The Ministry of Environment and Korea Water Resources Corporation predicted that quick decision-making and systematic response to reduce water accident damage would be possible, leading to more sophisticated tap water management than in the past.
This is YTN Lee Mun-seok.
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