Related News

Home » Metro

Cleaner reservoir water reaching Pudong today

ABOUT 750,000 Shanghai residents in Pudong will start using cleaner and better tasting tap water from the city's newly-built Qingcaosha Reservoir on Changxing Island in the mouth of the Yangtze River from today.

They are among the first 10 million Shanghai residents, nearly half the city's population, to enjoy cleaner water in phases from now to June next year.

The 17-billion-yuan (US$2.56 billion) reservoir started pumping water today to communities in Caolu, Jinqiao, Sunqiao and Zhangjiang, all towns in Pudong.

Another 4.2 million people in Yangpu, Hongou, Zhabei, Luwan, Jing'an and Huangpu districts and part of Putuo District will get access to the reservoir water from January 15.

The water is cleaner and slightly alkaline with a pH of 8, which is good for health and for the iron pipes, said Wang Hailiang, deputy director of a water company in Shanghai.

Water from the Huangpu River, currently used by 70 percent of local population, has a pH of around 7.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend