Since its establishment in 1989, DSD has been charged with the task of wastewater treatment and stormwater drainage, protecting Hong Kong citizens against flooding and providing them with proper sewage services.
A Century of Drainage Development
2014 marked DSD’s 25th anniversary of its official establishment whereas Hong Kong’s drainage infrastructure has undergone a century of development. This section reviews the brief history of drainage development in Hong Kong.
After a century of development, Hong Kong’s separate drainage and sewerage systems are now over 4,500 kilometres in length, providing quality services to the citizens. To brace for future challenges and enhance service standards, DSD continued to research and introduce state-of-the-art solutions regarding stormwater drainage and sewage treatment to get well prepared for future challenges.