Grading of beach water quality released


The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (May 22) released the latest grading of water quality for 38 gazetted beaches (see Note 1) and one non-gazetted beach (i.e. Discovery Bay, see Note 2).  

Thirty beaches were rated as Good (Grade 1) and nine as Fair (Grade 2).

Grade 1 beaches are:

Big Wave Bay Beach
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*
Hung Shing Yeh Beach*
Kadoorie Beach
Kiu Tsui Beach
Kwun Yam Beach

Lo So Shing Beach
Lower Cheung Sha Beach
Middle Bay Beach
Pui O Beach*
Repulse Bay Beach*
Shek O Beach*
Silver Mine Bay Beach*
Silverstrand Beach
South Bay Beach
St Stephen's Beach
Stanley Main Beach*
Tong Fuk Beach
Trio Beach
Turtle Cove Beach
Upper Cheung Sha Beach

Grade 2 beaches are:

Anglers' Beach
Approach Beach
Butterfly Beach*
Casam Beach*
Castle Peak Beach

Hoi Mei Wan Beach
Lido Beach*
Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach*
Ting Kau Beach

Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades, namely Good (Grade 1), Fair (Grade 2), Poor (Grade 3) and Very Poor (Grade 4), 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.

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

Note 1: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced on May 19 that 15 gazetted beaches (marked with an asterisk * above) would be reopened on May 23. All other beaches will remain temporarily closed until further notice.

Note 2: Discovery Bay is a non-gazetted beach without lifeguard service.


Ends/Friday, May 22, 2020


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