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Tap into new water quality app

A FREE water quality app was launched yesterday after a recent water census showed more than half of the city’s rivers and lakes are heavily polluted and much of their soil beds seriously contaminated, the Shanghai Water Authority said.

The Our Tap Water app — still in beta version — will be updated daily and include average quality, turbidity, the chlorine level and amount of bacteria in the water, the authority said.

The authority plans to include more information on the app in the future including notices about supply stoppages due to maintenance and price adjustments, a water authority official said.

The information on the app will be gathered from all of the city’s water sources and utilities.

The app can be downloaded from the Shanghai Water Authority’s website at

It is currently only available in Chinese on the Android platform.



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