February 18 in Foshan city of Guangdong province is one of the farms has made the release of waste water into the river.
As a result, a nearby source of water supply was contaminated, about 50,000 residents were left without water.
BBC referring to mainland media reports that the village Genhe Foshan City, Guangdong Province farm produced wastewater discharges into the stream, as a result, the nearest source of water was contaminated, and now about 50 thousand people were left without water for more than a thousand local residents suffered.
This is a common source of water for areas Heshuy, Genlou, Baishi and Sinvey, it is used more than 50 thousand people. At 9:00 am on February 18, when an employee waterworks took water samples, he noticed that the usually clear water in the creek suddenly became very muddy, besides a specific smell.
According to the local environmental protection department, the problem associated with the farm "Sunny Conan", located upstream, 5 km from the waterworks. The farm produced wastewater discharges into the pond, leading to pollution of the river.
In mainland China in major cities water pollution — is a serious problem. Shortly before this, in the province of Guangxi Longjiang River was heavily contaminated with cadmium, a major source of drinking water has become a threat to the health of 360 million people of Liuzhou.
In 2005, in the north-east China, in Jilin Province, in an explosion at a chemical plant there was a problem of drinking water from the Songhua River tens of millions of people. In the city of Harbin, Heilongjiang Province were forced to stop the flow of water.
Last week, officials announced that in the next three years will focus investment of 1.8 trillion yuan in the control of water pollution in mainland China. Meanwhile, in the next 10 years, investment in the water industry in China will reach 4 trillion yuan.
It is believed that the rivers are polluted mainland China is very serious, almost 300 million Chinese are not provided with clean drinking water.
The representative of the Ministry of Water Resources of China, said that only about half of China's rivers meet water quality standards.
Translation Ludmila Demin