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Beijing to publicize quality of tap water

( Updated: 2012-12-27 20:01

Beijing will publicize the quality of tap water online starting next year, local authorities have announced.

The Beijing Waterworks Group, which is responsible for the tap water supply in the municipality's urban areas and water plants that supply tap water to the suburban districts, will publicize the condition of tap water on their websites at the beginning of each quarter of the year starting on Jan 15, according to a statement from the Beijing Water Authority.

Major indexes of tap water, including degrees of color, turbidity and remains of disinfectant will be publicized.

This is the first time the municipality has publicized water quality reports, and the water authority said it welcomes advice from residents on how to improve their work.

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