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Students outfit ancient courtyard to conserve water

(People's Daily Online)

15:52, September 23, 2011

On Sept. 22, Green Team members from the Communication University of China install a rain collector. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

On Sept. 22, the water-saving comprehensive transformation project, conducted by students from universities in Beijing, was put into use in an ancient traditional Chinese rectangular courtyard in the Dongmianhua alley of Beijing.

In the courtyard, rainwater collection barrels can save the rainwater dropping from the roof. The solar-powered drip irrigation installation can water the plants in the courtyard. And the water-permeable bricks on the ground can conduct the water into the earth.

Edited and Translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

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