28223-013: Fuzhou Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


(R)The objectives of the Project are to improve the quality and quantity of water supplied to Fuzhou City, and improve the urban environment by reducing contamination of the local water courses in Fuzhou City and the MIn River. The objectives of Part A will be achieved by constructing the 22-kilometer (km) Ao River transfer scheme with capacity of 800,000 cubic meters/day to bring water to Fuzhou City, 1,300,000 cubic meters/day water treatment plant, and 25 kilometers of related supply mains to the eastern area of the city. The objectives of Part B will be addressed by constructing a 200,000 cubic meter/day wastewater treatment plant at Yang Li, 40 km of trunk sewers and interceptors, and five pump stations; and rehabilitating 53 km of the existing sewer network. Related objectives include capacity building for the agencies responsible for implementation and their conversion to efficient and commercially oriented operating companies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The shortage of good quality raw water is constraining economic development in Fuzhou City and threatening the quality of life of its 1.4 million urban residents. Current water demand exceeds capacity by more than 100,000 cubic meters per day. Unless additional investment takes place, the water shortage is projected to increase to 300,000 cubic meters per day by 2003. In addition to water shortage, the quality of treated water is below standards because the polluted raw water sources strain the treatment processses at the outdated and undersized treatment plants. This is further exacerbated by contamination of the water distribution system caused by the aspiration of polluted groundwater during vacuum conditions caused by low pressure. Fuzhou City lacks a comprehensive sewage collection system and most wastewater is discharged without treatment to drains and watercourses. This has caused severe pollution in local streams and increased the pollution of the north branch of the Min River. The poor environmental conditions pose a threat to the public health and quality of life of the local population and downstream water users.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: A
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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09 Mar 1998 to 27 Mar 1998

Management Review Meeting
08 Jun 1998