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Reclaimed Water Resources Development Act

Regulations on Governing Subsidies from the Central Government to Municipalities or County (City) Governments for the Construction Costs of the Reclaimed Water Development Project

Announced Date: 2016-9-29

Legislative History:A Total of 6 articles were promulgated on September 29, 2016 by the ordinance of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Ref. No. Ching-Shui-Tzu 10504603920 and the Ministry of the Interior Ref. No. (96)-Taiwan-Interior-(Construction) 1050813076 

Article 1  These Regulations are enacted pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Reclaimed Water Resources Development
               Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act").

Article 2  For the competent authorities of the municipality or county (city) initiating the Reclaimed Water Development
               Projects whose reclaimed water is approved by the central competent authority to be included as a water resource
               in such regions as referred to in Paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Act shall mean the Reclaimed Water Development 
               Projects submitted by the municipality or county (city) governments that are not located in areas where water is in
               short supply, and which meet one of the following conditions:
               1. All or part of the water supply quantity used by existing water supply users is replaced with the reclaimed water
                   developed.
               2. Required by other major industrial policies or regional development plans approved by the Executive Yuan.

Article 3  For the competent authorities of the municipality or county (city) submitting the Reclaimed Water Development
               Projects according to Paragraph 2 of Article 5 of the Act or initiating the Reclaimed Water Development Projects
               whose reclaimed water is approved by the central competent authority to be included as the water resources in
               such regions, they shall provide the Reclaimed Water Development Project plan and apply to the central competent
               authority for the construction costs of the water intake construction, water treatment facilities, water supply
               facilities and operation management facilities (hereinafter referred to as the “Construction Costs”).
               If the implementation of the Reclaimed Water Development Project in the preceding Paragraph is combined with
               the public sewer system or incorporated into the existing public sewer system, the application for Construction
               Cost subsidies shall be made to the central competent authority for sewer systems.The contents of the Reclaimed
               Water Development Project plan regarding application for Construction Cost subsidies in the preceding two
               Paragraphs shall be formulated in accordance with the Directions for Editing and Deliberation of Medium- and
               Long-Term Individual Projects of Executive Yuan Subordinate Agencies or the format required by the agency
               accepting the subsidy application.

Article 4  For applications in accordance with Paragraph 1 of the preceding Article, the subsidy ratio and procedures are
               subject to the Guidelines for Financial Planning Review of Major Water Work Construction Projects and shall be
               approved only after deliberation; For applications in accordance with Paragraph 2 of the preceding Article, the
               subsidy ratio and procedures shall follow those for sewage projects in the Regulations Governing Subsidies to
               Municipality or County (City) Government by the Central Government, and shall be approved only after
               deliberation.
               In order to facilitate the development of reclaimed water resources and in consideration of regional water resource
               status, the central competent authority and the central competent authority for sewer systems may report to the
               Executive Yuan for application of project subsidy, depending on case necessity.

Article 5 The funds required for subsidies shall be budgeted by the central competent authority or the central competent
               authority for sewer systems or paid for by relevant funds.

Article 6 These Regulations become effective as of the date of promulgation.

Last Updated: 2019-07-02