Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | April 15th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material.
New research shows that China’s water supply may be even more polluted than previously thought. More than 80 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories, and households across the heavily populated plains of China is unfit for drinking or bathing because of contamination from industry and farming, according to new statistics that rose alarm about pollution in the world’s most populated country. Chinese officials tried to reassure the public that most water used by city residents is safe because it comes from reservoirs. The poor state of China’s water sources is paving the way for growth in the treatment market there. Read more about China’s deteriorating water conditions here.