AS a key part of cleaning up the notoriously filthy Maozhou River, the second phase of the Shajing water treatment plant has reached its goal of putting the first production line into operation by the end of 2017, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.
At 10 p.m. Saturday, the turbidity current ran straight to the coarse grid from the pump house, wound its way along the No. 1 sewage treatment line and eventually flowed into the Maozhou River.
The project will significantly improve the water quality of the Maozhou River. It is set to handle 350,000 tons of sewage a day, as well as solve the sewage outlet problem in Shajing Subdistrict and the southern part of Songgang Subdistrict in Bao'an District.
According to the Shenzhen Municipal Water Resources Bureau, the construction of the project has managed to overcome many obstacles, including a short time limit, the complicated geological conditions of the coastal area, rain and typhoon season, strengthened controls over safety and environmental protection, and the relatively large density of the structures.
The bureau added that the operation of the No. 1 sewage treatment pipeline is but one critical step in the second phase of the water treatment plant, and it will strive to complete the remaining three lines ahead of schedule.