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Dig done for thirst-quenching pipes

SHANGHAI'S principal tap-water improvement project took a major step forward yesterday when workers finished digging two cross-river pipelines to carry water from the Qingcaosha Reservoir to downtown.

The 7.2-kilometer-long pipelines connects the reservoir on Changxing Island to the Pudong New Area under the mouth of the Yangtze River.

"It's like the main vein having been linked," said Zhang Zhizhong, a manager of the Qingcaosha Invest and Development Co, the project builder.

The pipelines will be able to carry 7 million cubic meters of water every day.

When the 17-billion yuan (US$2.5 billion) Qingcaosha Reservoir project goes into use this year, it will serve higher-quality tap water to about 10 million Shanghai residents, or 80 percent of the city's population living within the Outer Ring Road.

The project will be able to carry water by the end of April when the locks of the reservoir are completed, officials said.

Visitors to the 2010 World Expo will be able to drink the water from the reservoir after it is purified, according to Shanghai Water Authority.


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