February 8th, 2009
It’s a very, very short article, actually just one run-on sentence, but for what it’s worth:
Pollution on the upper reaches of two reservoirs to be cut by 2 million tons
Information from the municipal water services bureau yesterday said that 29 villages and townships on the upper reaches of the Miyun and Huairou Reservois have now all installed sewage treatment plants. 74 villages have built small-scale sewage treatment stations which can cut discharges of polluted water by 2 million tons each year, allowing water quality in the Miyun and Huairou Reservoirs to maintain surface water at a level II standard.
And that’s it. Yeah, I broke it into a couple more sentences in English.
Instant and only tangentially related update: Blue green algae outbreak in a Guangdong reservoir. Apparently it hasn’t affected local drinking-water supplies, indeed, it’s only on bends of the upper reaches of the reservoir and not in the reservoir area or lower reaches (no, that doesn’t make much sense to me, either). And it’s being dealt with.
Sorry, I’m going to leave it at that. My wife’s cooking smells too good, can’t resist, being dragged away from the computer…