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[2014] Mayor’s Speech

  • Meet the cleaner Seoul tap water, Arisu

  • [2014] Mayor’s Speech SMG 1421

    Building completion ceremony for advanced water treatment system at Amsa Arisu Water Treatment Plant
    Date November 12, 2014 | Venue Amsa Arisu Water Treatment Plant

    Good morning. I am sincerely pleased to be here. I am Park Won Soon, the mayor of Seoul Special City. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the distinguished guests from home and abroad for participating in the building completion ceremony for the advanced water treatment system at Amsa Arisu Water Treatment Plant. My special thanks to Lee Hae Sik, mayor of Gangdong-gu office, Jeon Cheol Su, chairman of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute, representatives of the industry who work hard to complete the construction of facilities, the citizen team for assessing the quality of tap water, and all the residents. I hope all of you enjoy drinking Arisu. I enjoy it also, and I am truly proud of the fact that you are going to love Arisu even more after today’s ceremony.

    For years, the SMG has continued to perform a thorough examination of the quality of raw and purified water, replacing and repairing old water pipes and providing replacement services of old interior piping, all in an effort to offer cleaner water. Since 2007, the SMG has set up advanced filtration plants utilizing the process of adding ozone active carbon particles into the existing production and treatment process. Today, we are here to celebrate the completion of the advanced water treatment at Amsa Arisu Water Treatment Plant, following the Gangnam and Yeongdeungpo Arisu Water Purification Center.

    Odor-causing substances, disinfection byproducts, and microorganisms that are not easily removed through the existing purification treatment process will be removed, resulting in better, healthier, and tastier water through the advanced purification process. At the end of this year, an advanced purification treatment plant will be built at Guui Arisu Water Purification Center and in Ttukdo next year, which will supply Arisu processed by a thorough high-class system to every corner of the city. This will undoubtedly be a game changer for the water supply industry of the city.

    The SMG promises that it will offer much healthier and tastier water by expanding Arisu drinking fountains into public facilities that many people use, so that they can drink the water freely anytime, anywhere. I would like to thank all those who contributed to the modernization of Amsa Arisu Water Treatment Plant and the successful construction of the advanced purification treatment plant. I wish you and your family health and happiness. Thank you.