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Earthloving City

No water or ground pollution in a city of over 10,000 residents

Earthloving City+0.4
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How to unlock the Earthloving City achievement

  • Splinun1Splinun1175,777
    25 Apr 2017 26 Apr 2017 27 Apr 2017
    17 1 12
    Some tips to help-

    Use the Info view to find out how much pollution you have.

    1. Just use wind turbines for your power as they produce no pollution.
    2. Make sure your water source is well away from any pollution.
    3. Have no industrial zones, use office zone to keep your
    Industry bar happy.
    4. When you reach the rank of 'Big town' you will have access to the Incineration plant. Build 3 or 4 of these close to your landfills. Use your inspection tool on all the landfills you own and start emptying your landfills, it'll send them to the incinerators. (Landfills will NOT recieve any rubbish while in emptying mode).
    5. When you reach the rank of 'Big City' you will have access to the water treatment plant, bulldoze any water drain pipes you have and replace them with these.
    6. Hopefully now the only thing you have left producing pollution is now the Incinerators. Now we can bulldoze them. It'd be advisable to activate the Recycling policy as the pollution will take a few in-game months to disappear. (This is because we have no way of emptying your populations garbage).

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    MetroidoAfter trying for hours... my pollution never dropped under 1,18%. I was mad an steuck my Incinerators with meteors.. Achievement popped and the pollution dropped at 0,78%..
    Wonderful meteors..
    Posted by Metroido on 22 Jun 18 at 02:20
    Rista BJust an FYI, mine popped after following most of the tips above but did not go to step 6. Had the Eden Project built which took my ground pollution down to slightly over 3%, I dezoned a few industrial zones and then was working on the Tough City achievement. Having a crime rate of over 45% for more than a year caused most of my industry buildings to be abandoned...pop goes the achievement.
    Posted by Rista B on 11 Oct 19 at 12:28
    Mr DopeGamingI deleted all of my industry when I was re-arranging my city and this ended up popping once all of the buildings had disappeared. I only use advanced turbines as well as water treatment stations. I had 0% water pollution and my ground pollution was something like .83%
    Posted by Mr DopeGaming on 23 Jan at 13:12
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  • opiumraideropiumraider415,272
    29 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
    16 4 5
    If your in a position to get this ach, obtain the eden project monument, place in city, and all pollution is eventually dropped to 0%,
    just a different way to get ach
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    Drew5195I end up making copy save of my city and delete all stuff that had red mark on map. It pop that way. That monument seems never work.
    Posted by Drew5195 on 15 Apr 19 at 19:39
    Rotcat@MadMirror, Thanks. It seems like the Eden Monument only completely removes the pollution in the water but not for the produced pollution by the incinerators, nor for the generic industry. It drops, but not completly.
    Posted by Rotcat on 20 Apr 19 at 19:47
    Failure OnlineI de-zoned all my industry without deleting any incinerators and was able to drop below 1% using the eden project. I think de-zoning is pretty important.
    Posted by Failure Online on 16 Jun 19 at 00:32
  • Chakaal StarrChakaal Starr382,068
    24 May 2017 24 May 2017
    3 0 0
    In all honesty, I don't think you really need to put in a huge effort for this one, it seems like they just want relatively low ground and water pollution. I wasn't actively trying for the achievement, though strangely enough when it popped I was actively going for the 5 full garbage dumps achievement.

    -The power source I used was turbines and water turbines.
    -I had the outflows placed on the very edge of the map so they left the map quickly
    -I had industry, as well as farm and forest specialized industry (so the industry is probably air pollution)
    -I had 1 full garbage dump turned off (to save budget) as well as 4 partially full ones all in the same area.
    -I did not have an incinerator, so I don't think that makes much difference

    If it helps any, the map I was using was islands. I originally had my outflow sewage on the farthest I could go on the bottom right of the starting square (3,3) if you look at the map with the grid at the following page. After buying more land, I moved them to the lowest water between the two little islands (so on square (4,4), the corner of the small island in the bottom right of that square)
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