HARBIN, Nov. 22, (xinhuanet) -- The main factories of Harbin, capital of
northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, indicated that their normal operation
will not be affected by the whole city's water supply cut-off on Tuesday.
The three most famous and old-line factories, Harbin Boiler Factory Co.
Ltd., Harbin Electrical Machine Factory Co. Ltd and Harbin Steam Turbine Plant
Co. Ltd., all expressed on Tuesday theyhave taken effective measures to ensure
their companies operate normally and safely.
Tao Zhiyuan, vice-chairman of Harbin Steam Turbine Plant's information
bureau, said the company has mapped out a counterplan to guarantee water supply
both for life and production during the special period.
So far, the factory has deposited 1,200 tons of water to ensurenormal use
for three or four days. Given the period be prolonged, Tao said, the factory
would utilize fire engines to collect water from other deep waterheads.
Zhang Hui from Harbin Boiler Factory said they will gather water from deep
wells in the factory. Harbin Electrical Machine Factory will also take the same
solution, sources with the factorysaid on Tuesday.
For fears that a chemical plant blast on Nov. 13 may have caused a leakage of
poisonous substances into the Songhua River, which supplies water to Harbin, the
municipality has announced to cut off water supply to the urban areas at wee hours
on Wednesday. Enditem