Broken water pipe forces residents to flee
A water pipe serving two buildings in a Xiyayuan residential community in Fangshan district broke and left about 90 families without water for five days, forcing them to move out temporarily, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
On March 2, the residential area lost water due to a broken main. The water authorities acted quickly and installed a temporary water tank in the community within 24 hours. However, the tank could not supply water to residents living above the fifth floor in some buildings. A resident surnamed Zhang said the water pipe broke many times in 2016 and that the property management department should be responsible for it.
Famous old restaurant reopens
Baodu Zhang, an old restaurant brand that sells baodu, traditional Beijing food made of sheep or swine intestines reopened its doors recently after being shuttered for a few days by the authorities for operating without a business license, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
The restaurant had been operating without a license since it moved out of an old hutong in 2008 because it did not have the requisite property ownership certificate necessary to apply for a new business license. As a result, it was closed. To protect the old brand, the Xicheng district government later issued the certificate to the restaurant owner and permitted its reopening.
Public toilets in Tiantongyuan closed
Public toilets in four residential communities in the Tiantongyuan area in Changping district have been closed since September. A community administration employee said they are all under main- tenance, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
Many residents in the area said the shutdown of the toilets has affected their lives. They complained to the community administration and neighborhood offices, but have received no response.