People’s Republic of China: Wuhan Wastewater Management Project

Evaluation Document | 2 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to increase coverage of urban wastewater systems in Wuhan and reform the Wuhan Urban Drainage Development Company. IED overall assessment: Successful

In 2000, Wuhan's wastewater discharge totaled 2.05 million cubic meters per day, consisting about three-fourths of domestic sewerage and one-quarter of industrial wastewater. The two existing wastewater treatment plants could only treat 6% of the wastewater generated. In Wuhan, 56% of the rivers and 89% of the lakes were polluted by organic, nitrogen, and phosphorous waste. The existing septic tanks could not effectively treat wastewater due to the high population density, hydrologic, and soil conditions. Together with inadequate sewers, these resulted in sewage overflows. The people living in Wuhan were adversely affected by the lack of adequate wastewater management and water resources protection. Negative impacts were being manifested on public health, the living environment, risks to drinking water supplies, and the adverse influence on economic development.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up