Shanxi furthers establishment of water conservation society


Updated: 2022-04-12

Shanxi province recently issued a plan to develop a water conservation society in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25). 

The plan systematically summarizes the achievements of the development of a water conservation society in 2016-20 and formulates the main target indicators, main tasks, key areas and major measures for the years to come. 

According to the plan, by 2025, the total water consumption in the province should be under 9.6 billion cubic meters, water consumption per 10,000 yuan ($1,569.73) of GDP should drop by 12 percent from 2020, and water consumption per 10,000 yuan of industrial added value should decrease by 10 percent. 

In addition, the effective utilization coefficient of farmland irrigation water should reach 0.58, the leakage rate of urban public water supply pipe networks should be less than 9 percent, the utilization rate of urban reclaimed water should amount to 25 percent, and the utilization rate of mine water should be 75 percent. 

To achieve these targets, Shanxi will focus on the development of county-level water conservation societies, agricultural and rural water conservation, urban water conservation, industrial water conservation, and the utilization of unconventional water sources. 

For example, the province will promote the conservation of industrial water and reduction of pollution and implement industrial wastewater recycling projects.