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The Vitalization of districts

  • Concerns toward the lowering vitalization of districts due to decreasing population and progression of declining birthrate and a growing proportion of elderly people.
  • Promotion of the utilities of sewage resources and multiuse of sewer facilities of no-sewage system districts and upper space of treatment plants from the viewpoint of promotion of settlement of residents, vitalization of tourism, industry promotion, urban redevelopment, etc.

Measures for local revitalization with the sewer system

 

Measures for local revitalization with the sewer system
Measures for local revitalization with the sewer system (Closed up image

 

Urban revitalization through utilization of the sewage system resources

 

Image of urban revitalization through utilization of the sewage system resources
Image of urban revitalization through utilization
of the sewage system resources(Closed up image

 

Promotion of environment education and vitalization of tourism and local activities

The sewer and waterworks of Ueda city collects information on the generation of fireflies using homepage and newsletters. Based on information collected from citizens, the city creates the “Ueda city firefly map” and released it to the public. As they use fireflies as tourism resources, they dedicate this effort to the promotion of environmental education and the vitalization of local activities.

  • Display the information on the generation of fireflies within Ueda city
  • Provision of graphs of secular change of sewage improvements and river quality
  • In the “information section” of the firefly map, the activities of the city’s firefly meetings and activities in elementary schools are covered. In addition to this, there is also easy-to-understand information on water environment.
Ueda city firefly map
Ueda city firefly map
Yadesugawa BOD (Ueda city firefly map)
Yadesawagawa BOD (Ueda city firefly map)

 

Traveling lecture using the firefly map in elementary schools
Traveling lecture using the firefly map in elementary schools

 

Effect of vitalizing tourism with water quality improvement through sewage maintenance

  • Horikawa sightseeing boat launched in 1997
    Along with the improvement of water quality, with the reopening of the Horikawa river, the Horikawa sightseeing boat was launched in 1997. The maintenance and upgrading of the water scenery, which is thought of as a local treasure, including water preservation by the citizenry, various local organizations and the government, can be explained as the major reason of the popularity of the sightseeing boat.
  • Introduction of Matsue City in the 100 selected provinces of water
    Legacy to the future: Lake Shinji/Matsue Horikawa:(Features as the province of water)As a result of the Horikawa water purification, the Horikawa sightseeing boat was launched from 1997 and now 300 thousand visitors annually enjoy the boat. (From the website of Water Resources Department of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
The diffusion ratio of the population benefitting from sewage treatment (Horikawa river basin), water quality of Horikawa (Kitahoribashi) and transition of the customers to Horikawa
The diffusion ratio of the population benefitting from sewage treatment (Horikawa river basin), water quality of Horikawa (Kitahoribashi) and transition of the customers to Horikawa
Horikawa
Horikawa

 

Place of boarding, Sightseeing course
Place of boarding, Sightseeing course