From AFP, via The Standard:
Authorities in a major mainland city issued emergency orders Thursday to stem panic water-buying after heavy pollution in a lake contaminated drinking supplies for millions of people.
The Wuxi city government said it was doing everything it could to rid the Tai Lake of a huge algae bloom that was triggered by the pollution, but in the meantime drastic measures were needed to supply residents with water.
“To rid the water of the odor and taste is a difficult problem for our water- treatment [plants],” it said. [Full Text]
See also Diversion of Yangtze river to tackle Wuxi water crisis by Xinhua.