Beijing's daily water supply reaches historic high

08:17, July 07, 2010      

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Beijing's daily water supply reached 2.86 million cubic meters Monday due to the hot weather, breaking a century-old record, according to the Municipal Water Group, the Legal Evening News reported.

Statistics shows the water supply peak on Monday came at around 9 am to 10 am, with a water supply of 164,800 cubic meters per hour.

The water group has launched a water emergency plan and has motivated all 11 water plants in Beijing to ensure water supply and its quality.

An around-the-clock maintenance team has been set up to deal with possible water pipe emergencies. Water hotlines will handle citizens' repair needs and consulting services for 24 hours.

The group also calls for a conservation of water resources, the report said.

Source: China Daily(By Zhao Chunzhe)

(Editor:王寒露)

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