Grading of beach water quality released


The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (October 13) released the latest grading of water quality of 37 gazetted beaches and one non-gazetted beach (Discovery Bay) that are open for swimming.

Twenty-eight beaches were rated as Good (Grade 1) and 10 as Fair (Grade 2).


Grade 1 beaches are: 

Cafeteria New Beach
Cafeteria Old Beach
Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach
Chung Hom Kok Beach
Clear Water Bay First Beach
Clear Water Bay Second Beach
Deep Water Bay Beach
Discovery Bay
Golden Beach
Hap Mun Bay Beach
Hoi Mei Wan Beach
Hung Shing Yeh Beach
Kadoorie Beach
Kiu Tsui Beach

Kwun Yam Beach
Lo So Shing Beach
Middle Bay Beach
Repulse Bay Beach
Shek O Beach
Silverstrand Beach
South Bay Beach
St Stephen's Beach
Stanley Main Beach
Ting Kau Beach
Tong Fuk Beach
Trio Beach
Turtle Cove Beach
Upper Cheung Sha Beach


Grade 2 beaches are: 

Anglers' Beach
Approach Beach
Big Wave Bay Beach
Butterfly Beach
Casam Beach

Castle Peak Beach
Lido Beach
Lower Cheung Sha Beach
Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach
Pui O Beach


Compared with the grading released last week, Cafeteria New Beach, Cafeteria Old Beach, Kadoorie Beach and Ting Kau Beach have been upgraded from Grade 2 to Grade 1.

Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades according to the level of E coli in the water. Grades are calculated on the basis of the geometric mean of the E coli counts on the five most recent sampling occasions.

The EPD spokesman also warned that beaches were likely to be temporarily affected during and after periods of heavy rain. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy rainfall.

A summary of beach grades is published weekly before the weekend. Latest beach grades based on the most current data may be obtained from the department's websites on Beach Water Quality (www.beachwq.gov.hk or www.epd.gov.hk/epd/beach) or the beach hotline, 2511 6666.


Ends/Friday, October 13, 2017 




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Friday, 13 October, 2017