Sea­wa­ter now key water source

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

De­sali­nated sea­wa­ter has be­come an im­por­tant source of water in China, ac­cord­ing to an in­ter­na­tional meet­ing in Hangzhou, cap­i­tal of east China’s Zhe­jiang prov­ince. Yang Shang­bao, an of­fi­cial with the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, said at the meet­ing on Tues­day that China has built 112 water de­sali­na­tion fa­cil­i­ties with a com­bined daily treat­ment ca­pac­ity of 1.08 mil­lion cu­bic me­ters. He said an in­dus­try had taken shape to make com­pre­hen­sive use of sea­wa­ter. About half of the cur­rent de­sali­na­tion fa­cil­i­ties are used for pro­vid­ing water for pub­lic use, such as water used in ur­ban land­scap­ing.

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