Water recycling trends in Beijing following price hikes
Beijing residents could save ten million litres of water a year as the recycling of water continues to trend in China's capital city. Latest figures from the Beijing Waterworks Group (BWG) reveal that since a major price increase last May, water consumption has fallen by two litres per person on average.
According to news agency Xinhua, many families have taken to recycling water such as reusing laundry water to flush the toilet or to mop the floor. Others have installed new water tanks to reduce the amount of water used per flush. Also, car washes, bath houses and golf courses are now all required to use recycled water.
The BWG's price hike was in response to its prevalent water shortages, and entailed the introduction of a tiered pricing system. The lowest tier price is 5 yuan (£0.5) per cubic metre for households with annual consumption of less than 180 cubic meters while the highest is 9 yuan ((£0.96) for those that use more than 260 cubic metres a year must. Industries pay 8.15 yuan (£0.87) per cubic metre.
- Scottish government plans water charges for empty commercial sites The Scottish government has gone out to consultation over plans to introduce water, drainage and sewerage charges for... Read More >
- NI Water keeps charges below inflation for 2017-18 NI Water has announced that non-domestic water and sewerage charge increases are again being held below the rate of... Read More >
- CCWater calls for more clarity on Tideway costs Thames Water customers who will be paying for the Thames Tideway Tunnel ought to be given more information about the... Read More >
- Opinion: We need to talk about water If different sectors of society work in unison to manage our collective water resources, we will find more sustainable... Read More >
- Smartening up: Is UK water metering ready for a smart revolution? Smart metering shows signs it can bring significant improvements on water consumption, leakage and more. But what will it... Read More >
- Interview: Guy Thompson, Managing Director, EnTrade Wessex Water has recently spun out EnTrade - the trading platform it developed for environmental catchment interventions –... Read More >
- Mapping the need for sanitation and investment The use of flow diagrams is allowing WaterAid teams to focus water industry innovation and investment on the urban areas... Read More >
- Service reservoir project refreshes supply in Burton-on-Trent Stonbury's project to construct a new service reservoir for South Staffs Water achieved the best whole-life asset solution... Read More >