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New plant improves water for Songjiang

A 40,000-cubic-meter water plant went into operation in Songjiang District yesterday following a six-year construction project, bringing cleaner water to residents and farmers in the city’s outlying towns and villages.

Chedun Water Plant is supplying water to the villages in the suburban district of the same quality as downtown supplies, said Tao Ming, chief engineer with the Songjiang Water Plant.

Among those receiving the new plant’s water was 58-year-old Lu Deyong, a farmer from Pengjiacun Village in Liugang Township.

“The water quality has suddenly improved,” said Lu, describing it as “clearer and a bit sweet.”

Previously, residents in the villages drank water processed by small township water plants.

The district government has closed these with the opening of Chedun.

The water source for the plant is the Huangpu River and tributaries such as the Xietang and Hengliao creeks.

Should quality problem occur with these sources, the water plant can cut the supply and take water from other cleaner sources without any disruption to consumers, Tao said.

The plant has seven pipelines with diameters of 70 millimeters covering almost 3,750 meters.

The district government began building the plant in December 2008, near Xiaokunshan Mountain.

The plant has ozone and activated carbon technology to purify the water and uses a quarter the total electricity of the smaller plants.


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