Sichuan formulates first water pollution discharge standards in rural areas

On April 28, the Sichuan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment held a news briefing to interpret the recently issued “Water Discharge Standards for Rural Domestic Sewage Treatment Facilities in Sichuan” and the “Three-year Promotion Plan for Rural Domestic Sewage Treatment in Sichuan Province”.

On April 28, the Sichuan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment held a news briefing to interpret the recently issued “Water Discharge Standards for Rural Domestic Sewage Treatment Facilities in Sichuan” and the “Three-year Promotion Plan for Rural Domestic Sewage Treatment in Sichuan Province”.

It is worth noting that this is the first time that Sichuan has formulated water pollutant discharge standards for rural areas, filling the gap in the discharge standards for domestic sewage treatment facilities in rural areas of Sichuan Province.

Peng Yong, deputy director of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, said that Sichuan has a large rural area and a large proportion of the agricultural population.

With the economic and social development, rural pollution problems have become increasingly prominent, directly affecting the people ’s supplies of food, vegetables and water, and cities and towns.

The formulation of the “emission standard” and the introduction of relevant plans will complement the shortcomings of rural domestic sewage treatment, solve the outstanding water environment problems in rural areas, and improve the quality of rural human settlements.

In terms of the source of rural domestic sewage, the discharge standards select 7 control indicators of pH, chemical oxygen demand, suspended matter, ammonia nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus and animal and vegetable oils.

It proposes a design treatment scale of less than 500m3 / d (excluding 500m3 / d) management restrictions on water pollutant discharge in rural domestic sewage treatment facilities.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/04/30/sichuan-formulates-first-water-pollution-discharge-standards-in-rural-areas/.

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