China.org.cn (5/16) reports Beijing is installing recycled water systems and is encouraging its residents to reuse its resources. "According to fresh regulations, all new communities larger than 50,000 square meters and with a daily water consumption rate of more than 150 tons will be required to connect every household to a more sustainable supply. The water will come from one of the capital's five filtering plants or from on-site stations." Beijing is currently in a dry spell, with the average rainfall down 20%. Beijing Water Authority officials hope to "to have all greenbelts near city lakes and rivers using recycled water for irrigation by the end of 2015." The announcement was made to coincide with National City Water Conservation week, which will end Saturday.
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