Drinking a Bowl of Clean Water in Urban and Rural areas-- experience of integrating Urban and Rural Water supply in Jiaxiang, Shandong Province
Jinan, 16 Nov (Xinhua) A bowl of clean water is shared between urban and rural areas-- experience of the Integration of Urban and Rural Water supply in Jiaxiang, Shandong Province
Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Guofeng
Since this spring, scale has rarely returned to the kettles of Hu Aiyun, a villager in Guzhuang Village, Jiaxiang County, Shandong Province. Today, through the implementation of the urban and rural water supply integration project in Jiaxiang County, all 670 villagers in Guzhuang Village eat the same clean water as the city.
"how bad was the water quality before? People in a village are generally yellow teeth, mainly caused by drinking water that does not meet the standard for a long time. " Gu Chuanfu, secretary of the party branch of Guzhuang village, said.
"Jiaxiang is located in the flooded area of the Yellow River. The groundwater has high hardness, sulfate, soluble total solids and fluorine exceed the standard, and the water quality is generally not up to the standard." Ren Chengjie, director of the urban and rural water supply service center in Jiaxiang County, pointed out the reasons for the poor water quality.
Jiaxiang is a geological water shortage area, around solving the problem of drinking water safety, successive county committees and county governments have made unremitting efforts to achieve the realization of tap water from villages and villages in 2005.
However, after more than 10 years of operation, the county small water plant water pressure is too low, pipe network aging, water quality deterioration, limited water supply and other problems have become increasingly prominent, has been unable to meet the water needs of the broad masses of rural people.
Since 2016, the economically underdeveloped county has made up its mind to "bury hundreds of millions of yuan in the ground" to transform and upgrade water sources, water plants, water supply networks, and other projects, and start the construction of an integrated urban and rural water supply project.
In order to ensure that the water quality is up to the standard and the water quantity is sufficient, finding the qualified water source is the first hurdle to pass. Wang Songtian, director of the Jiaxiang County Water Bureau, said that with the help of the Shandong Coal Geology Bureau, they found five qualified water sources in nearly a year, and 28 new water source wells were drilled, thus solving the problem of water source protection.
With water, reconnect the pipe network. Gu Chuanfu said: Gu Zhuang Village alone laid more than 8800 meters of main pipelines and 7600 meters of household branch pipelines, and water supply networks and facilities above the gate of farmers were all financed and built by the county. For the household part, the village and village committees fully solicit the opinions of the masses and carry out transformation in accordance with the financing of 320 yuan per household, and the use of pipes by poor households is all free of charge.
Turn on the faucet and the clean tap water gushes out. Hu Aiyun drank it in his mouth, sweet to the heart. "I no longer envy the water of my son's house in the city. Now the water in the village is as clean as it is."
Wang Songtian said that the water quality of the five water sources has been tested by third-party agencies, and all 106 indicators meet or exceed national standards.
At present, Jiaxiang has invested a total of 520 million yuan to lay 510km of water supply network and 3863 km of intra-village pipe network, which has been laid to the heads of all 559 villages, of which 449 villages have access to water and 580000 people have benefited from it. By the end of this year, the remaining villages will be able to complete the transformation of the village, by which time the urban and rural water supply will be "of the same quality, the same network, the same source, and the same service."
Ning Ruifeng, deputy magistrate of Jiaxiang County, said the use of groundwater is not a long-term solution. Jiaxiang has simultaneously carried out the construction of surface water drinking water sources, and is making use of coal mining subsidence to build a plain reservoir with a water storage capacity of 13.8 million cubic meters, and gradually realize the dual water source pattern of surface water and groundwater.