This post was edited by ian901110 at 2012-7-27 16:11|
Recently a torrential rainstorm hit Beijing city. The average amount of precipitation of the city reached 170mm, the largest amount ever recorded since1951. Up to 17:00 on July 22, 37 casualties were reported in Beijing. According to Beijing’s drainage group, Beijing’sdrainage system was built on the ground at highland, taking more time to drain.But the drainage system in Qingdao,which was designed by Germens, could bear precipitation of over 100mm, though it cost more money at the time.The drainage system built in Beijing can meet China’s state construction standard, but it seems to have a long way to go to address heavyrainfalls like the one happened the other day. The picture shows a reporter wentinto the drainage tunnel in Qingdao to explore China’smost-fearless-of-downpour city.
50 meters forward to the main tunnel, a stadium-seating-like sewer appeared, like an underground palace.
Some side pipes were sealed up.
The environment was so bad with no light that the reporter had to light up a candle.
The height of the tunnel could reach above 2.5m while the width 3m.
There were stairs connected to the street on the two sides of the sewer
The reporter was observing the typical Germen egg-shaped sewer entry.
This is the narrowest area of the drainage. People have to bend to walk through it carefully.