Businesses of Bureau of Waterworks
Water Supply in Tokyo
Since the waterworks in Tokyo started to supply water from the Yodobashi purification plant in 1898 as a modern waterworks, we have been implementing measures to secure water resources and improve and expand our facilities to provide a consistent, stable supply of clean water. As a result, the waterworks in Tokyo today has evolved into one of the largest facility scale in the world with the highest level of technology.
On another front, when you look around the world, the securement of safe drinking water is an important issue since there are 2 billion people who do not have access to safely managed drinking water services. The water issue is expected to escalate due to the prospective increase in the demand for water from population growth and economic development. Furthermore, for such issues as climate change, which should be jointly handled by all countries, the waterworks industry faces the urgent need for international cooperation. In addition, the activities for internationalization with regard to waterworks have intensified as the international standard for water and sewerage was issued by the ISO.
In response to these circumstances, We have identified the need for more active international cooperation and project development from an international perspective.
Consequently, this Business Outline is to share with people outside Japan our business, current issues, efforts for the future, information on our technical capabilities that have been succeeded and newly developed technologies. We hope this brochure will help you understand the waterworks managements in Tokyo and will become a trigger for the exchange of information on the development of waterworks management overseas and in Tokyo.