No Wastewater on the Ground
On November 17, people of the village of Zhumaguan, Zhuma Town in Wucheng District, washed the clothes on the washing stairs near a pond, and then the water rushed into a drainpipe. Jiang Jianjun, Party secretary of Zhuma Town, said that they installed a smart valve to separate rainwater from wastewater, and the valve would automatically close when it rains. Presently, there are 10 places with such valves installed in the township.
Wucheng District completed a construction task called “no wastewater on the ground” in two pilot neighborhoods and one pilot town last year. This year, the construction task was an important part of the strategy of “building Jinhua into a happy city.” To date, 17 sections of the construction of the 243 neighborhoods in the urban area near the north part of Wujiang River have been fully completed; the external construction of the pipe network of the 4 industrial parks has been basically completed; 123 industries have completed the work of separating rainwater and waste; 9 towns are engaged in construction; and Zhuma Town has almost completed the task.
It is hard to believe that Beiyuan is an old neighborhood built in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition to the water filtering, they have new parking construction, both of which contribute to a happier, healthier neighborhood. “In the past, we didn't realize the importance of separating rainwater and wastewater. They were drained together. The infrastructure of the community could not keep up with the needs of the times. Parking was also a big problem,” said a resident. When it comes to the previous environment of the neighborhood, the residents were not satisfied. Nowadays, the residents there enjoy the benefits of the new construction. (By Wang Zhijian, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)