Beijing government is planning to upgrade parts of its sewage system in downtown areas this year targeting at sewage water treatment. Image: tianmaowc
Beijing government is planning to upgrade parts of its sewage system in downtown areas this year, in order to separate rainwater from waste matter targeting at sewage water treatment.
The report of direct sewage discharge resolutions stipulates that the government accelerate the separation of pipes used for sewage discharge from the ones used for rain in central districts by carrying out technical measures, such as building storage tanks and upgrading sewage networks in old residential communities.
An Gang, a member of the Rural Affairs Committee under the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, suggested the government also make more efforts to replace sewage pipes in surrounding areas in Beijing as well, as he said sewage discharge in villages was becoming a serious problem.
Lin Keqing, deputy mayor of Beijing, responded that the capital was planning to build 15 kilometers of sewers and four small sewage discharge plants to help solve the sewage discharge problem in 60 villages around the city. Between 2013 and last year, Beijing government installed more than 1,400 kilometers of sewers in Beijing, including 386 kilometers in downtown areas. The report was made by the Beijing Municipal Government at the 28th meeting of The Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's Congress on July 22.