Jingyue lake, located in the southeast suburb of Zhongxiang City, belongs to the type of urban lake wetland, with a water purification area of 17000 mu. There are more than 30 natural islands, more than 400 species of wild animals and plants, and several species of mammals and birds under national second-class protection, which constitute a relatively complete wetland ecosystem. It is named Hubei Mochou Lake National Wetland Park (including Jingyue lake and North Lake) by the State Forestry Administration uff09Jingyue Lake accounts for nearly 60% of the total wetland park water area.
Jingyue lake is the only outlet of Zhongxiang Hucheng River, and finally flows into Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River. It is understood that due to the direct discharge of urban domestic sewage and other factors, the water body of Zhongxiang moat once turned black and smelly, which affected the Jingyue Lake downstream. The water quality of the lake had been reduced to five inferior categories. A number of local people told reporters that the water quality of Jingyue lake has risen to five categories, thanks to the relocation of polluting enterprises, the improvement of sewage treatment capacity, the return of ponds to the lake, the elimination of fertilizer (fecal) breeding, and the rural environmental sanitation treatment along the lake. However, the poor water quality of the moat is directly discharged into the lake, which is still the biggest pain point of the ecological governance of Jingyue lake.
It has been nearly four years since the central environmental protection inspector ordered the rectification of the pollution problem. However, the relevant continuous monitoring data show that the river water has seriously exceeded the standard of coliform bacteria and nitrite, which belongs to the typical type of domestic sewage pollution, and the river water quality is still inferior to the fifth class standard all the year round. The sewage is injected into Jingyue Lake day and night. The water quality of Mochou Lake National Wetland Park, which is known as the Pearl of Jingchu, will deteriorate due to its impact.
From Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, the reporter of economic reference news walked through the six kilometer long urban section of Zhongxiang moat. On several sections, he saw that patches of black floating debris and garbage were swimming on the river surface. The turbid river gave off a pungent odor, and the water flowed directly into Jingyue lake from northwest to Southeast. Local people said that due to the muddy water in the moat, the rising water in the rainy season has dyed the jade carving railing at the lower part of the river into gray black. Some merchants along the moat told reporters that the river was renovated year by year and polluted every year.
Pollution has been repeatedly reported and focused on
From November to December 2016, the third environmental protection supervision group of the central government entered Hubei Province to carry out environmental protection supervision. During this period, people reported that the moat of Zhongxiang City did not separate rainwater and sewage, and a large amount of domestic sewage was directly discharged into the river. In summer, the river was black and smelly, and the river water flowed into Jingyue lake. The supervision group transferred the petition to Zhongxiang City for handling according to the procedures. After receiving the letter on December 17 of that year, the city quickly replied to the supervision group and publicized the relevant information in the media, saying that the publics report was true. The Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development has been mainly instructed to speed up the construction of supporting pipe network and realize the diversion of rain and sewage.
The mayor of Zhongxiang held a special meeting on September 16, 2017, proposing that the water quality of Jingyue lake should reach the class IV surface water standard by the end of that year and reach the class III standard within three years. It is understood that due to the pollution of the moat, the goal has not been achieved as scheduled after three years.
From October to November 2018, the fourth supervision group of the central government for ecological and environmental protection entered Hubei Province to look back on the first round of supervision and rectification. During the inspection period, the masses reported again that the ecological damage of Mochou Lake National Wetland Park was serious, there were many sewage outlets around the park, and the sewage from the moat was directly discharged, causing pollution in the lake area. The central supervision group listed this as a key concern petition and handed it to Zhongxiang City for handling. Hubei Province cooperated with the central environmental protection inspection look back Liaison Group on November 26 to inform the whole province of two typical cases, one of which was the ecological problem of Zhongxiang moat sewage damaging Mochou Lake National Wetland Park.
Prior to this, Zhongxiang City met the requirements of the mobilization meeting of looking back of the central environmental protection inspector, and established and reformed the matters fed back and assigned by the central environmental protection inspector and resolutely cracked down on the bureaucratic style of perfunctory rectification, superficial rectification and pretending rectification.
In mid November 2018, the fourth central ecological environmental protection supervision team sank Zhong Xiang, pointing out that the moat pollution has been repeatedly reported. Subsequently, Zhongxiang municipal Party committee and municipal government once again urged the Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development to improve the supporting construction of pipe network as soon as possible to realize the diversion of rainwater and sewage, and interviewed the person in charge of the Bureau.
On November 22, 2018, Jingmen City leaders went to Zhongxiang to supervise the central environmental protection supervision group to handle the handling of key complaint letters and calls, emphasizing effectively improve the standing position, strengthen the awareness of discipline and rules, and continue to do a good job in problem rectification.
Failure in rectification but claiming recognition by the masses
According to reports, the pollution sources of Zhongxiang moat mainly come from point source pollution caused by direct discharge of domestic sewage, non-point source pollution caused by urban rainfall runoff, and internal pollution formed by river sediment and garbage.
Local professionals told reporters that source control and pollution interception is the only shortcut to eradicate the black and odorous water body of Zhongxiang moat, and it is also the key to control the external pollution of Jingyue lake. The Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development has focused on temporary measures, such as blocking the vertical outlet, dredging and cleaning. It has arranged special personnel to sprinkle lime on the river channel every day to suppress the odor, and spread it from the section of the Agricultural Bank of China building to the entrance of Jingyue lake. As a result, the pollution problem was repeatedly reported by the masses.
Wang daozhong, director of Zhongxiang Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development, said in an interview with our reporter that the current moat pollution problem does exist, but in the rectification, as the responsible department, the bureau made efforts and tried its best and the work has been recognized by the masses.
According to Wang daozhong, the rectification work of the Bureau has focused on the completion of 21 direct sewage discharge outlets plugging, 47 overflow outlets heightening, and the construction of intelligent diversion wells in a rainwater confluence area in the urban area, and dredging the sewage pipe network and moat, and implementing ecological water supplement and biological engineering treatment for river channels.
The pollution situation of Zhongxiang moat on sunny days is not as optimistic as the person in charge of the Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development said. Our reporter visited Zhongxiang moat for three times without rain. What we saw and smelled was the foul and smelly river water. The local people also confirmed to the reporter that the moat is turbid no matter whether it is sunny or rainy, with a smell of foul water ditch, and the pollution is more serious when it rains heavily.
Many people in Zhongxiang City reported to our reporter that the rectification work of the Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development is not to improve the supporting pipe network and promote the diversion of rainwater and sewage. Instead, it is satisfied with the emergency treatment of point sources, neglecting the fundamental treatment of non-point sources, and dealing with the central environmental protection supervision carelessly. Some important reform tasks are not in place, which makes the pollution control of moat unable to go down for a long time.
False rectification and real cancellation of Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development
On December 3, 2019, Zhongxiang organized to listen to and watch the teleconference on the rectification and payment of the central ecological and environmental protection supervision of the whole province. The municipal Party committee and municipal government stressed that focus on the problems found by the central ecological and environmental protection supervision, and carry out rectification with high standards.
In addition, it is urgent to lay 16 km rainwater pipes and 10 km sewage pipes in Jingsi Road, Binjiang Avenue and Xihuan No.1 Road, and build 92 sewage inspection wells, 312 rainwater inspection wells and 424 rainwater inlets. It is understood that the key work to control the pollution of Zhongxiang moat is still on paper.
On November 26, 2019, Zhongxiang Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development submitted a report on the rectification of letters and visits submitted by the central environmental protection supervision group to the municipal government on November 26, 2019. The report of more than 1000 words said that the problems reflected in the submitted documents have been effectively solved.. The conclusion materials of the rectification has been completed shall be submitted to the Hubei Provincial Environmental Supervision and rectification headquarters for cancellation and publicity.
It is understood that although the Zhongxiang municipal government has made great efforts to implement the second phase expansion project of the first municipal sewage treatment plant at the entrance of Jingyue lake, the municipal sewage main pipe system has not been formed and the branch pipe network has been seriously lagged behind. The coverage of sewage collection is limited. A considerable part of the 50000 tons of domestic sewage produced in the urban area every day still leaks and overflows into the moat u3002
Local people told reporters that the Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development has effectively solved the rectification of the moat pollution. After the announcement on the Zhongxiang municipal government website, the citizens said that they did not pay for the rectification effect, and pointed out that it was a rectification game. Some even invited the director of the Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development to swim in the moat and taste fish in Jingyue Lake.
Formalism sparrow worthy of dissection
The urban drainage system of Zhongxiang City has adopted the combined system of rainwater and sewage for many years. Han Wei, Deputy Secretary General of China urban water supply and Drainage Association, told reporters that urban drainage system has a lot of historical debts and low design standards, so it is difficult to complete the transformation task of rainwater and sewage diversion in a short period of time. Even so, we should report the situation realistically. The responsible departments hastily announce the completion of the transformation task, which can only cover up problems, mislead decision-making, and weaken the power of governance.
Wang daozhong, director of Zhongxiang Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development, admitted that over the years, the housing and construction department has laid 82.8 kilometers of rainwater and sewage diversion pipelines in the new urban area. At present, there are at least 75 kilometers of rainwater and sewage combined pipelines in the old urban area, which need to be reconstructed. The housing and Construction Department of Zhongxiang City has not carried out a lot of substantive rectification work due to its ineffective rectification and lagging progress. However, it has arbitrarily lowered the rectification standards and falsely reported the rectification results for cancellation. In a certain sense, it is a false rectification and a blatant deception to the central environmental protection inspector. He Zhe, a professor in the teaching and Research Department of public management of the Central Party school, said in an interview with our reporter that under the background of the second round of central ecological and environmental protection supervision, the problems of false rectification and real sales in Zhongxiang City are worthy of dissection of formalism and bureaucracy. In this regard, our newspaper will follow up the report. Zheng Yuanjie, real name reporting / real name whistleblowing Kwai Chung, has been reading for nearly 100 million yuan. The P2P lending agency has been reduced to 6 loans and has been declining for 27 consecutive months. The fastest Tencent in Hongkong will become the biggest winner in November. NF4368
Wang daozhong, director of Zhongxiang Municipal Bureau of housing and urban rural development, admitted that over the years, the housing and construction department has laid 82.8 kilometers of rainwater and sewage diversion pipelines in the new urban area. At present, there are at least 75 kilometers of rainwater and sewage combined pipelines in the old urban area, which need to be reconstructed.
The housing and Construction Department of Zhongxiang City has not carried out a lot of substantive rectification work due to its ineffective rectification and lagging progress. However, it has arbitrarily lowered the rectification standards and falsely reported the rectification results for cancellation. In a certain sense, it is a false rectification and a blatant deception to the central environmental protection inspector. He Zhe, a professor in the teaching and Research Department of public management of the Central Party school, said in an interview with our reporter that under the background of the second round of central ecological and environmental protection supervision, the problems of false rectification and real sales in Zhongxiang City are worthy of dissection of formalism and bureaucracy.
In this regard, our newspaper will follow up the report.