•   Environmental Protection Requirements

    By the end of 2007, there are 4 environmental monitoring stations of state level three and above, including one station of state level two,, 4 smoke and dust controlling fields covering an area of 145.77 square kilometers and 13 noise qualified areas with 69.78 square kilometers. The quality of air and drinking water has met the criteria of State Class 2. The water quality of Wuhu section, the trunk stream in the Yangtze River and Qingyi River is conformed to to the criteria of State Class 2 and Class 3 respectively. 98.9% of effluent is discharged according to the regulation. 96.4% of industrial exhaust gas (sulfur dioxide) emits to the air nonpollutedly and 99.2% of smoke and dust is disposed accordingly. Sewage treatment plant in the city per day is able to process 100,000 cubic meters. Another waster-water treatment plant in southern city is under construction.