Daily News – Hong Kong waste water treatment facility leaks after the storm | Trending News

2018-09-20T20:28:43+00:00 September 20th, 2018|

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sewage has been leaking into the sea in Hong Kong’s back garden Pro Cycling is a treatment facility there was damaged when typhoon men could battered the city over the weekend authorities warned on Thursday elsewhere three sections of mains water pipes in Southern District on Hong Kong Island had also broken leading to the discharge of sewage according to officials well drainage officials said it could take months to repair the cycling facility they estimated they would need three weeks to fix the pipes in Southern District and warned the public to stay away from at least five of the beaches nearby for the meantime the popular deep water bay and shek o in Southern District and Kyo suey Beach cap moon Beach and trio beach in succumb the five beaches have been closed since Monday due to the need to clean up the debris and repair shark prevention Nets after the typhoon environmentalists warned if possible disaster to the marine life offs I come if the problem lingers the announcement was made on Thursday after drainage officials had inspected the facilities after the typhoon tree expert appeals to chaton residents to save chinese banyan badly battered by typhoon man kid at sai kung sewage treatment works officials found that some of the pipes and treatment facilities were so seriously damaged that the plant could only now maintain its primary sewage treatment service which seized solid waste removed by filtering and removal of grit and a sedimentation process as a temporary measure an additional disinfection process has been arranged for the primary treated sewage being bypassed for near shore discharge says to minimize the impact to nearby waters of government statement said on Thursday but it conceded the sea water quality and the vicinity would still deteriorate commencing operation in 1988 the sacking plant is a secondary sewage treatment works with a daily treatment capacity of 8,000 cubic meters it mainly serves the psycho area the treated waste is supposed to be discharged the inner porch shelter for dilution and dispersion the drainage Services Department said it would build a temporary pipe in about one or two weeks to safely move some of the treated sewage elsewhere on Hong Kong Island three sections of pipe in Southern District including a 450 millimetres diameter pipe near Mills and Chung paths a 150 millimetres diameter pipe near deep water Bay barbecue area and a 300 millimetres diameter pipe near Shaco were damaged during the typhoon this led to the discharge of sewage according to the government’s statement visit by anna cmp reporter – echo on Thursday afternoon found a notice warning the public about the sewage leak and saying the beach was closed for maintenance of the shark prevention net but several people swimming in the sea said they had missed the warning Israeli tourists Amman barenboim 36 was there with his girlfriend if I’d have heard the warning or some concern about the sewage spilling into the sea here I wouldn’t come here barenboim said WWF Hong Kong senior conservation officer angel immune ha feared the sewage would seriously affect the marine ecology there is rich marine life and a coral reef off kiasu II and Shelter Island the organic contaminants that could flow into the sea could create red tides red tides can kill fish by depleting the oxygen in water if the problem lingers it can lead to serious consequences