No. 20 of Twenty-Six Model Cases regarding Public Interest Litigation Published by the Supreme People's Procuratorate: An administrative public interest litigation case regarding protection of drinking water sources in Ziyun County, Guizhou Province
- Date Issued：10-10-2019
- No. 20 of Twenty-Six Model Cases regarding Public Interest Litigation Published by the Supreme People's Procuratorate: An administrative public interest litigation case regarding protection of drinking water sources in Ziyun County, Guizhou Province
- Procedures before administrative public interest litigation; protection of drinking water sources; under public supervision
- 行政公益诉讼诉前程序 饮用水水源地保护 挂牌督办
- The setting of a livestock ranch in the protection zone of drinking water resources has caused potential hazard to the safety of drinking water for the general public. The procuratorial organ urges the administrative organ to legally perform its duties by issuing a pre-litigation procuratorial proposal and advances the solution of environmental pollution in water sources, which has guaranteed the safety of drinking water for the general public and safeguarded the public interests.
- The Muzhulong Drinking Water Source in Ziyun County was approved and delimited by the People's Government of Guizhou Province as the primary and secondary protection zone for drinking water source in 2012. In April 2014, the Environmental Protection Bureau of Ziyun County approved the EIA permit in violation of regulations. Ziyun Tianran Deer Development Co., Ltd. established fences in this primary protection zone for water source and raised about 300 spotted deer. Upon simple precipitation in the digestion tank, the faeces and urine generated were discharged, causing pollution of the water source. At the end of May 2018, the task force supervision team for the environmental protection of centralized drinking water sources across the country under the Ministry of Ecology and Environment discerned this environmental violation and exposed it in the fifth list of environmental violations.