Hi, I’m kinda new to taiwan so i have loads of questions about this place. I come from Australia and one thing i noticed here is water tanks ontop of every building. Why on earth is this so?
To my knowledge water here is safe to drink through the pipes under ground (except kaohsiung)?? Is this true especially in taipei?
Also why are there water tanks on the roof and what is there purpose? From what i can see is water makes its way up to the tanks from the pipes underground (from tap water treatment plant) and then a pump then pumps the water into the building. Seems the pump creates the pressure.
Why cant the pipes go directly into the building like in the west instead of into a tank whats the reason for this?