The latest monitoring data show that in 2011, the water quality standard of the focused, centralized drinking water sources in Xianning was 100%; the city's air quality days up to 92.6%. The major pollutants, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides over the city were cleaned up ahead of scheduled tasks.
These data show that the ecological environment in Xianning has continued to improve while maintaining rapid economic development. Last year, the Xianning municipal environmental protection department, focusing on the transformation of development mode of service economy, was committed to improving the quality of the environment and protecting the health of the masses, which provided a strong guarantee for the construction of ecological city of Xianning.
Over the past one year, the city has examined and approved 245 projects totally , with an environmental protection investment of 450 million yuan, and has also refused to grant a project involving a direct investment of 48 million yuan that did not meet the scientific development; it further fleshed out the emission reduction projects libraries and supplemented more than 10 rural contiguous remediation and energy saving projects; the city's environmental protection departments at all levels actively protected the environmental interests of the masses and accepted 587 environmental petition complaints, the clearance rate of which reached 95%.
"In the coming new year, we will build Xianning into an ecological city, earnestly carrying out environmental protection in all work, especially doing well people's livelihood and environmental protection.” said Wangyong, director of Xianning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This year, Xianning municipal environmental protection department will continue to put the total emission reduction as the core of the annual work, comprehensively improve the level of environmental supervision, grasp the construction of the three emission reduction systems and implement the three emission reduction measures, taking the total as the pre-mark of environment access; it will put the prominent environmental problems that affect scientific development and damage the health of the masses in the first place, genuinely strengthen the protection of drinking water sources and extend the scope of protection of drinking water sources; it will innovate on the environmental protection system mechanism and comprehensively promote the standardization construction of monitoring, supervision, missionary, information and capacity for environmental protection. Meanwhile, it will continue to carry out the contiguous remediation pilot in rural areas, strengthen the rural environment renovation and strictly prevent the shift of the industrial pollution to the countryside.