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FAQ: South-to-North Water Diversion Project

( Updated: 2014-12-27 13:25

Water transported through the middle route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project is expected to reach its final stop in Beijing this weekend. Though the project is immense, it affects the daily lives of millions of people. The value of the project is immediately apparent the moment you open a tap in northern China's Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei province or Central China's Hubei and Henan province.

Since it concerns everyone, controversies over the release of the water and the ongoing process of its diversion never end. Can safe water reach users on time and how will it affect people's lives? Here are some answers to common questions about the project.

Is the water clean?

FAQ: South-to-North Water Diversion Project

It has taken decades for the world's largest water diversion program to come about and Beijing has taken all necessary measures to ensure that each drop of water, transported over great distance, is safe. Read more

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