Wastewater Treatment in Chinese Rural Areas
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution0
· DOI :10.3233/ajw-160033
In the last 10 years, the extent of wastewater treated in China has increased by 57%, the great amounts of sewage have threatened people's health as well the natural environment. In the last 10 years, the sewage treatment rate has improved, in December 2013, 99.1% of Chinese cities and 82.6% counties have sewage treatment plants. This review paper describes the current situation and has suggestion of how to overcome future sewage problems especially water pollution in China from domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors. It also discusses the urban/ rural wastewater for treatment including sewerage systems, treatment plants and water quality standards in China. The paper highlights the challenges of effective wastewater treatment in rural areas as a particular issue due to lack of monitoring and law support. This has led to ineffective management of treatment plants, financial difficulties; inappropriate sewerage, treatment facilities and standards; as well as poor awareness.