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Homes get cleaner water

MORE residents started to receive cleaner tap water yesterday as a major water utility in the Pudong New Area switched its water source from the Huangpu River to the Qingcaosha Reservoir yesterday.

With the switch by Linjiang Water Plant, the biggest water utility in Pudong, 850,000 more residents of Sanlin, Beicai, Zhoujiadu and Nanmatou areas in Pudong, as well as Pujiang area of Minhang District are getting cleaner water from the Yangtze River, according to the Shanghai Water Authority.

However, experts said the cleaner water still needs to be boiled before drinking.

The Qingcaosha Reservoir now provides 3.3 million cubic meters of water per day to 6.6 million residents across the city, the authority said. Eventually, the reservoir will provide 7.19 million cubic meters per day to more than 10 million residents.

About 10.6 kilometers of water pipelines were renovated before the source switch, officials said.

Next month, Lingqiao Water Plant in Gaoqiao area of Pudong will also begin sourcing water from Qingcaosha instead of the Huangpu.


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