The county EPBs collect at least 15 tap water samples per month.
The monthly sample volume in Taiwan is over 1,000 every month .
Samples found not to meet minimum requirements are dealt with according to stipulations in Article 11 of the aforementioned statutes.
Violators are subject to fines between NT$60,000 and NT$600,000 and are required
to effect improvement within a specified period of time.
If follow up inspections reveal continued problems ,the violator will be fined on a
per day basis and ,for serious violations ,can be ordered to cease supply operations .
Today\'s up water inspection results are built upon a foundation of increased inspections and heavier fines for violators ,
Government policies have already effectively guided water supply companies to tighten
monitoring of their own water quality and to upgrade treatment techniques.