Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | April 15th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material.
New research indicates that China’s poor water supplies may be more polluted than previously believed. According to the New York Times, farms, factories, and households in the heavily populated plains of China use water, over 80 percent of which is unfit for drinking or bathing. The key polluting culprits are industry and farming, at least according to new statistics. Chinese officials attempted to calm the public by claiming that most water consumed by city residents is safe. The source of water for cities is reservoirs. The deteriorated state of China’s water sources is making way for growth in the water treatment market there. According to Professor Dabo Guan of the University of East Anglia in Britain, “From my point of view, this shows how water is the biggest environmental issue in China.” Read more here: http://bit.ly/2vN7ev1.