ĐỒNG NAI – The southern province of Đồng Nai will suspend the operations of large companies if they do not have automatic wastewater monitoring stations by September this year.
Võ Văn Chánh, deputy chairman of the province People’s Committee, said on Tuesday that companies which discharge 1,000cu.m of wastewater a day must install the stations.
All the companies operating in the province together discharge some 300,000 cubic metres of effluents a day, according to the local Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
They will send information about the quality of wastewater to a control centre at the Department of Natural Resources and Environment every five to 10 minutes.
Starting in 2013 the province has set up 26 wastewater monitoring stations at industrial parks and large companies.
Chánh said they have helped the province control the wastewater quality, improve the environment of the Thị Vải and Đồng Nai rivers and increase companies’ environmental awareness. – VNS