Beijing Water

China wants citizens to value water

(March 22, 2011) Keen to spread public awareness about water conservation, the Chinese government is encouraging its citizens to adapt novel water preservation methods.

A day ahead of World Water Day, Beijing handed out water-saving devices to residents for free, China Daily reported Tuesday.

China’s capital Beijing replaced 4.33 million pieces of plumbing equipment with water-saving devices like faucets stops from 2001 to 2010, which enabled it to save 15.5 million cubic metres of water each year, the daily quoted a source from the Beijing Water Authority as saying.

Beijing aims to achieve its goal of making 95 percent of its families use water-saving devices during the country’s 12th Five Year Plan period (2011-2015), the source said.

Sify News, March 22, 2011

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