Jiaxing county wins provincial recognition for environmental management
Haining, a county-level city in Jiaxing, recently won provincial recoginition for its strong performance in managing the natural environment. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
Haining, a county-level city in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, recently won provincial recognition for its strong performance in managing the natural environment, local media reported on Nov 9.
In the first 10 months of this year, the water quality of all trans-provincial rivers in Haining received the highest rating possible, air quality in downtown Haining was rated as "good" or above on 96.7 percent of days, and the average concentration of PM2.5 in the county was 26 micrograms per cubic meter.
To improve water quality, the county used drones and unmanned ships to inspect rivers administered at the provincial level or above and established four automatic monitoring stations to monitor water quality.
Haining has also been strictly controlling agricultural non-point source pollution and converting farmland into natural river habitat.
To manage air quality, Haining installed 180 sets of online monitoring equipment to monitor fugitive dust from construction sites, decommissioned 558 diesel-powered trucks and prohibited straw burning in the open.
Moreover, the county also established a working committee to manage the natural environment and created a so-called "zone chief system", in which the couny divided its towns into 167 zones and its villages into 354 zones. It then appointed a chief to manage the natural environment in each zone.