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Inspection of soil and water conservation facilities on slopeland to be conducted in Taipei City for the approaching flood control period

Inspection of soil and water conservation facilities on slopeland to be conducted in Taipei City for the approaching flood control period

  The Geotechnical Engineering Office, Public Works Department of Taipei City Government (GEO), announced that, beginning April 27th, the office will conduct inspections of soil and water conservation facilities on slopeland and campaigns to ensure normal operations of the facilities, prevent the possible danger of extreme rainfall during the flood control period, and minimize the occurrence of disasters such as landslide and mudslide, in order to safeguard the lives and assets of the public.

  Taiwan Professional Geotechnical Engineers Association has been delegated in 2017 to take charge of the inspections and campaigns. According to Chairman Zhou Yang-Guo, they shall conduct an inspection on every completed soil and water conservation project, with items such as retaining wall, drainage ditch and detention and settling basin. Professional technicians will also provide consultation services to promote the correct concept of slope disaster prevention.

  350 completed soil and water conservation projects are scheduled to be inspected in 2017 in two sessions. The personnel in charge of the maintenance of facilities are requested to first conduct a self-inspection, and accompany the inspector on the date of inspection. In case of violating regulations, such as alteration of retaining wall, covering or burying drainage ditches, or using detention and settling basin for other purposes, violators shall be fined or requested to make corrections within a stipulated time.

  For completed soil and water conservation projects not scheduled for inspection, the Professional Geotechnical Engineers Association will send a “Self-inspection form for soil and water conservation on slopeland” to the persons in charge of the maintenance of facilities before the end of May, for them to conduct self-inspection and mail back the duly filled-out form.

  The GEO stated that in recent years, associations of professional technicians have been delegated to conduct facilities inspection on completed soil and water conservation projects and campaigns, to enhance the public’s willingness to show concern and actively maintain soil and water conservation. It has shown good results, with the number of cases failing to meet the regulations having decreased gradually over the years. ?

  For questions regarding the facilities of soil and water conservation on slopeland projects or self-inspection, please call Taiwan Professional Geotechnical Engineers Association at (02) 2782-0022 for free consultation, or visit the GEO website, and click on “Appointment for soil and water conservation consultation” under citizen service to arrange for consultation by professional technicians.

Related links:

1.????? Brochure on self-inspection of soil and water conservation on slopeland to ensure slopeland safety

2.????? Appointment for soil and water conservation service

http://tcgeswc.taipei.gov.tw/elandservice/reservation.aspx

P.S.: For the usage of the photos, you may download them from the Geotechnical Engineering Office, Public Works Department of Taipei City Government website (http://www.tcge.taipei.gov.tw/).