Wastewater reuse plant nears completion in Hegang, China

United Envirotech of Singapore expects to complete construction of a 30,000 m³/d wastewater reuse facility for China's Hegang municipal government by the end of December 2010.

The company was awarded a RMB 30 million (US$ 4.4 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project for the plant to supply recycled water to chemical plants in the nearby industrial park in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province. The source water will be municipal sewage, and the treatment process will be coagulation, membrane filtration and post-chlorination.

Heilongjiang Province, in north-east China, is characterised by an extremely low per-capita water resource due to its large water-deficient area and uneven distribution of rainfall. As the government starts to recognise the cost- effectiveness of wastewater reuse solutions, United Envirotech believes there will be an increasing demand for wastewater recycling as one of the key strategies to relieve water shortage and water stress, not just in the north-eastern region but all parts of China.

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