Since the set-in of plum rains this year, Lujiang County in Anhui Province has been hit by the heaviest rainfall in 100 years, with the precipitation reaching 1,318 millimeters, a historical extremum, 365% more than the average annual plum rains.
Torrential rains have swollen the river, and flooded roads and villages, leaving Lujiang County with one of the worst floods in its history.
With the arrival of the most critical moment of flood relief, Xylem immediately responded to the flood situation.
The company contacted China Women’s Development Foundation after learning of the emergency of flood situation in many provinces and cities across the country, and expressed the will to contact the affected areas and provide emergency relief. At the same time, Xylem immediately looked for equipment suitable for the affected areas. Upon learning that Lujiang County was in urgent need of emergency drainage facilities, Xylem Shenyang factory arranged the delivery and distribution of the facilities in no time, and sent the donated drainage pumps to Nanxu neighborhood, Guohe town, Hefei, Lujiang County. The local rescue team stationed at the flooded area will help to drain water for Nanxu neighborhood by using Xylem pumps.
The flood threw us the ultimate challenge of the race against time. We had to help the affected villagers drain the water from their villages and homes as quickly as possible, so as to minimize their property losses and help them return to normal life and farming at an early date.
This year's heavy plum rains have caused huge losses of life and property in many provinces and cities across China. Such being the cases, dealing with sudden disaster has become the primary task of urban drainage work.
Urban planning needs to adopt a forward-looking and innovative construction concept, and to transform the urban pipe network based on the overall layout. We should upgrade and expand the capacity of existing pumping stations, and also need to develop emergency drainage solutions for emergencies.
The deployment of a certain number of mobile pumping stations for urban emergency drainage is a very effective emergency solution employed worldwide, which enables "rapid and unobstructed drainage and removal of human-induced water-logging."
Xylem has a lot of time-honored brands of submersible sewage pump, enjoying widespread renown in the industry. From fixed pumping station upgrades to temporary mobile drainage applications, our wide-range solutions can meet all your emergency drainage needs.