by 2020: the water use efficiency of high water consuming industries (steel, chemicals, food & pharmaceutical) to reach world’s advanced level; water use per 10,000 value added of industries to reach less than 10.3 cubic metre; industrial water use recycling rate to reach over 93%.
incorporate ecological environment cost into operational cost, wastewater treatment fees should be adjusted to cover operational costs and rational profits
groundwater pollution control targets to be included in the central environmental protection inspection; establish the legal system and monitoring system by 2025; by 2035, to achieve the overall improvement of groundwater quality and the rehabilitation of the ecosystem
The issuance of the pollutant discharge permits for wastewater treatment plants should be completely finished by the end of October 2019
ten cities will be selected as pilots, with a comprehensive consideration of region, development level and local industry establish a national consistent statistical system for solid waste Promote green mining (key sectors: coal, nonferrous metal, gold, metallurgy, chemicals, non-metallic mining), green supply chain and solid waste recycling (key sectors: battery, electronics, automobile)
reform on agricultural water price; gradually improve price mechanism for urban water supply, residential water price to cover the cost, non-residential water price to reasonable profit; increase the differences between special water use and non-residential water use; higher price for excessive water use; set a competitive price for reclaimed water to promote its utilisation