Siemens' Technology to Help Chinese City Restore Taihu Lake

The Chinese city of Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, has selected Siemens to provide a solution to treat municipal wastewater and help restore the water quality of Taihu Lake.

An important water source for 30 million people, the lake has been heavily polluted by municipal sewage and industrial wastewater. The solution from Siemens will include a membrane biological reactor (MBR) system for the upgrading of Wuxi Xincheng Wastewater Treatment Plant, one of the city's three main wastewater treatment plants.

The MBR system will treat 30,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day and will play an important role in helping the city to treat more than 90 percent of its wastewater by 2010. The system is scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2008.