105,000 tons of drinkable tap water supplied to Expo within 4 months

16:43, September 06, 2010      

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Shanghai World Expo's drinkable tap water supplier Litree Company recently announced that the drinkable tap water supply to the Expo Site totaled 105,000 tons as of the end of August.

The Shanghai World Expo has provided drinkable tap water for about four months, which is the first large-scale public water supply service in the world, and visitors have been more satisfied than Expo organizers and the water supplier expected.

The supply amount has been completed two months ahead of schedule. As the weather is cooler in September, the number of visitors may hit a new high, and the expo will thus provide around 1,000 tons of clean and safe water every day. It is estimated that the total amount of the drinkable tap water supply will exceed 165,000 tons when the Expo ends.

According to the "Survey Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Expo Site" recently released by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nearly 69 percent of visitors surveyed regard the drinkable tap water as the most satisfying service at the Expo Site.

Statistics show that at present, visitors and staff drink about 2,000 milliliters of tap water per person every day, 33 percent higher than the expected 1,500 milliliters before the Expo began.

In order to ensure sufficient water supply, the number of drinkable tap water stands has increased from 101 to 112, and the number of fountains from around 1,200 to more than 1,700. Tourists can also conveniently drink water at the China Pavilion, provincial pavilions and other pavilions.

For the even greater convenience of visitors, the Expo organizer has also added canopies to tap water stands and erected a certain number of directional signs, and Litree Company also built special cleaning teams to disinfect water fountains, among other duties. In addition, the drinkable tap water has already passed all quality tests.

By People's Daily Online


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