A Chengguan’s office in Guangzhou has fixed sprinklers to its exterior in the hope of driving away homeless people.
Since the end of last month, the local city managers office has been periodically sprinkling the sheltered area at the bottom of the building to discourage the 20 or so homeless people who had taken to sleeping there.
The sprinkler system goes off once every two hours, for twenty minutes at a time and has been successful in driving away the people who used to sleep rough there.
When asked to comment, the Chengguan office said that the measure was ‘necessary ‘ in order to ‘beautify the city’.
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