Totally 4.5 billion cubic meters water has been delivered to Beijing from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project as of 17:06 on April, 18, 2019, reported Beijing Daily.
Among the 4.5 billion cubic meters water of the Yangtze River, 3.01 billion cubic meters water has flowed to Beijing’s water supply plants; 1.1 billion cubic meters water has been stored in large and medium-sized reservoirs and emergency water sources.
The remaining taking the place of water from Miyun Reservoir, went into rivers and lakes in the city’s central urban districts.
Water from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project has greatly increased the total water resources of Beijing, enhanced the city’s water supply security, and improved the domestic water conditions for its residents.
Now Beijing’s eight water supply plants receive the water from the Yangtze River. Their water supply scope covers the central urban districts and some areas of Daxing District, Mentougou District, Changping District, and Tongzhou District.
From the beginning of April till now, the central urban districts need water supply of 3 million cubic meters on average per day.
Among them, 2.2 million cubic meters water are from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, accounting for over 70 percent of the total.
In terms of Beijing’s strategic reserves of water resources, water supply plants have taken the water of South-to-North Water Diversion Project to replace the water of Miyun Reservoir.
This can save outflow water of over 500 million cubic meters for Miyun Reservoir each year.
What’s more, the Miyun Reservoir has received about 446 million cubic meters water reserves from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project via the Jing-Mi diversion canal.
With the decrease of outflow water and increase of inflow water, plus the plentiful rainfall during the flood seasons in past two years and water from the upstream, Miyun Reservoir has seen a steady increase of water storage.
Now, its pondage exceeds 2.5 billion cubic meters.