Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Current Home > News Brief > Guangdong
Zhuhai ready to conserve freshwater
Latest Updated by 2006-01-13 11:31:31
Related News
GZ-Zhuhai expressway open
Zhuhai Launches New Control System
Guangdong News
Guangdong leads nation in GDP ranking
Ceilings set on gas delivery charges
Zhuhai ready to conserve freshwater

Zhuhai city is ready to conserve freshwater released from the Xijiang River beginning Jan. 18, Guangdong media reported Thursday.

Hydropower stations along the Xijiang River in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region began to release greater volumes of water Tuesday to help dilute the effect of saltwater tides in the Pearl River Delta area.

Guangdong water resources officials and experts held a meeting in Zhuhai on Wednesday to discuss how the city could conserve water when the freshwater arrives in the city Jan. 18. The officials and experts estimated that the city would have about eight to 10 days to conserve the freshwater.

Officials from Zhuhai's water resources department said they would conserve about 7 to 10 million cubic meters of freshwater during the days when the freshwater passes the city. They said their work would focus on the city's southern reservoirs, which are the sources of Macao's water supply. They said the southern reservoirs would secure about 4 million cubic meters of freshwater.

Under a plan by the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, 450 million cubic meters of water will be diverted to the Pearl River Delta, benefiting cities like Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Macao.

Macao, which relies on the water supply from Zhuhai, is currently enduring its worst ever salinity crisis. The salinity level stood at 600 milligrams per liter in recent days in Macao, much higher than the 200-milligram-per-liter standard set by the World Health Organization. The local health authorities have advised residents to use bottled water.

Macao Water Co. Ltd. has raised a fund of 1 million patacas (US$125,000) for the poor families that cannot afford bottled drinking water amid the present salinity crisis. The company said Macao residents could have freshwater from Jan. 20.

Editor: Yan

By: Source: Szdaily web edition
Previous:  Ceilings set on gas delivery charges  Next:Tough road for boy with haemophilia

World's 'biggest' embroidered shoe

South Pole heroes return

[Group Photo]Xiangjiang Safari Park

China Marine Silk Road Museum starts construction

[Group Photo]Blackwell's worst-dressed women of 2005
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips