Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department
Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department
Taiwan

Taiwan celebrates Japan’s colonial legacy of a clean drinking water supply

  • Japanese administrators and engineers helped transform water quality in the early 20th century, raising life expectancy of Taiwanese by over 50 per cent
  • Museum and film mark the island’s resulting advances in public health

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Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department
Taipei Water Park is home to a museum devoted to Gongguan pump house, as well as public swimming pools. Photo: Taipei Water Department
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