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Huge underground reservoir to help drainage woes

A titanic storm-water collection pool is on the anti-flood network's construction blueprint, the city's anti-flood authority said.

Shanghai plans an underground reservoir with a capacity equaling 1,200 standard swimming pools under the city's urban areas in the next 18 years to upgrade its drainage system, said the Shanghai Urban Construction Group.

The project includes a 15-kilometer-long and 8-meter-wide tube under Suzhou Creek to store rainwater before draining it directly to the creek as is current practice, officials said. With the new reservoir and updated systems, polluted storm water would be stored in the reservoir first and then drained to the rivers after being treated.

Also, the capacity of the 67 drainage systems in the Inner Ring Road area will be increased once a year instead of once every two years.


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