China to Make Public New Groundwater Plan & Water Tariff Reform

by China Water Risk 1 November, 2011

According to Xinhua on 30 October, the State Council has already approved the country’s first national plan on groundwater pollution control for 2011-2020. A total of RMB 34.66 billion will be invested in the prevention and treatment of groundwater pollution between 2011-2020.

In addition, according to Sina News dated 28 October, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) may submit a plan to the State Council before end-2011 to review potential water-tariff reform. The areas covered include raw water resources fee, tap water supply tariff, and wastewater treatment tariff.

Read the notice here (Chinese only).