Communications & Technology

Introduction to Water Quality Issues in Hong Kong

Water quality is of prime importance to Hong Kong. Learn about the Government's water quality control measures, and a range of important issues relating to water that may affect your health.

Drinking Water Quality in Hong Kong

Safe drinking water is vital to your health and to the continued development of Hong Kong. Find an overview of how the Water Supplies Department provides drinking water for Hong Kong, and the processes involved in safeguarding its quality.

Beach Water Quality

Hong Kong's beaches are some of the finest in the region. Find out about the monitoring programme on bathing beaches and what the Government is doing to ensure your health on every beach.

River Water Quality

The potential for pollution in Hong Kong's rivers and streams is a significant threat, given the large concentrations of population around the many waterways. Learn about the state of our rivers and the Government's work in ensuring the highest environmental standard are met.

River Water Quality

Marine Water Quality

Hong Kong depends on the sea for navigation, recreation, seafood production and the supply of flushing and cooling water, so keeping the marine environment clean is important to everyone. Learn about why the Government is monitoring marine water quality, how the monitoring process works and where you can find out the water quality of an area at any given time.

Marine Water Quality

Harbour Area Treatment Scheme

The Harbour Area Treatment Scheme is collecting and treating the sewage on both sides of Victoria Harbour. Learn about why the scheme was implemented, its phases and what the polluter pays principle is doing to help improve the water quality of our world renowned harbour.

Use of Reclaimed Water

Safe and useable water extracted from sewage in the treatment process is becoming increasingly important around the world. Learn exactly what reclaimed water is, how it is being used in Hong Kong and where to find more information on it.

Sewage Treatment & Charges

Find out about sewage in Hong Kong, the infrastructure used to transport and treat it, the various charges levied against sewage production and how to enquire about the charging scheme.

Last review date: June 2017