Larvae in tap water found to be caused by inflow of drifting water
Unusual circumstances result of summer torrential rains, typhoons
The larvae found in the tap water of the Seogwipo area was reported to have been caused by drifting waters from the Gangjeongcheon Stream due to recent typhoons and torrential rains.
The Gangjeong Water Purification Plant usually uses spring water as a water source, but the Jeju Water Supply and Drainage Management Headquarters believe that drifting water flowed into the plant, caused by the recent typhoons and torrential rains. The drifting water carried larvae from the river into the plant.
The National Institute of Biological Resources' analysis of the first larvae discovered determined that they were a species of non-biting midge. The exact genetic results are expected to be released on the 26th.
The water and sewerage headquarters has strengthened the cleaning of the filter bed and reservoir of the Gangjeong water purification plant. They have also increased monitoring of larvae inflow.
In order to help ease the inconvenience of the lack of safe tap water, Jeju Island will cooperate with the Jeju Provincial Development Corporation to provide Samdasoo bottled water to the community center of those affected. They also plan to implement a reduction in water utility fees.
Meanwhile, other 16 water plants were found to be free of larvae.
2. "유충 발견, 태풍-집중호우로 표류수 유입 때문"
최근 서귀포 지역 수돗물에서 발견된 유충은
태풍과 집중호우에 따른
강정천 표류수 때문으로 추정되고 있습니다.
평소 용천수만 수원으로 활용되는 강정 정수장에
태풍과 집중호우 등으로
하천에서 서식하는 유충이 유입 또는 번식된 것으로 보고 있습니다.
최초 발견된 유충에 대한 국립생물자원관에서의 분석 결과
정확한 유전자 검사결과는 오는 26일에 나올 것으로 예상했습니다.
상하수도본부는 강정정수장 여과지와 배수지에 대한 세척,
그리고 유충 유입 모니터링을 강화했습니다.
수돗물 민원 지역의 식수 불편 해소를 위해
동주민센터에 삼다수를 비치해 지원하고차후에 수도요금 감면도 시행할 예정입니다.