Yellow River water channeled to Tianjin
( 2003-09-22 15:24) (Xinhua)
Yellow River water poured into north China's
Tianjin Monday morning to help alleviate the city's water shortage.
Tianjin will receive 500 million cubic meters of water during the 170 days of
The largest coastal city in north China has suffered serious water shortage
due to a seven-year dry spell. With a population of several million, the city
has adopted water-saving methods and raised the price for water to help reduce
daily consumption from 2. 2 million cubic meters to 1.5 million cubic meters.
But the water shortage remains. From now until June next year, the city is
expected to be short 500 million cubic meters of water, according to the
The Yellow River water will travel a 580-km route to reach Tianjin.