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DSD Advice Note No. 2 - How to make Drainage Connections

1. Introduction

2. Drainage connections by owner/developer

3. Drainage connections by Drainage Services Department

3.1 Application
3.2 Execution of works
3.3 Procedural flowchart

4. Directories

4.1 Enquiries
4.2 Other useful contacts
4.3 Where to obtain reference materials and application forms


1. Introduction

This Note explains the procedures and requirements for connecting foul sewers and stormwater drains from privately owned or controlled lots to public drainage systems.

The drainage connection works may be taken up by lot owners / developers or by the Drainage Services Department (DSD).

Owners / developers are encouraged to carry out the drainage connections themselves as it allows direct control of the work progress and helps reduce the overall building development time.

If drainage connections are carried out by DSD, DSD will start work only after the internal drainage works have been completed and a clear site is available. The overall building development time will therefore be longer.

Owners / developers should make an early decision as to which party to carry out the works so that -

  • the point of connection can be confirmed;
  • the construction work can be planned ahead;
  • and an excavation permit can be applied for at an appropriate time.

 

(The procedures in this Note do not apply to drainage connections carried out under the Water Pollution Control (Sewerage) Regulations.)

2. Drainage Connections by Owner / Developer

If you wish to carry out connection works yourself, please refer to Practitioners' Guidelines and form HBP1 which are available at Development Bureau's Homepage.

3. Drainage Connections by the Drainage Services Department

3.1 Application

If you wish to have the drainage connection works carried out by DSD, you should -

  • submit a completed Form DSD 25 - Application for Drainage Connections - together with the approved drainage plans to the relevant O&M Division of DSD;

  • apply at least 3 months before the proposed commencement of drainage connection works; and

  • pay the estimated cost for the connection works.
    (DSD will issue a Demand Note within 9 working days upon receipt of a DSD 25.)

3.2 Execution of Works

DSD shall commence work:-

  • upon -

    - completion of the drainage works within the lot; and
    - a clear site being available to the DSD contractor; and

  • after completion of all the necessary preparatory procedures with the utilities and departments concerned on matters relating to excavation.

Upon completion of the connection works, DSD will -

  • notify you, the Building Authority and the AP as appropriate; and
  • finalise the actual cost of the works and arrange refund of the balance, or collection of supplementary payment if the previous payment is not sufficient.
3.3 Procedural Flowchart

Procedural Flowchart

4. Directories

4.1. Enquiries

Applications and enquiries should be directed to the relevant O&M Division of DSD:-

Hong Kong and Islands Division
(Hong Kong Island and Islands District)
42nd floor, Revenue Tower, Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel : 2594 7173 Fax: 2827 6657

Mainland South Division
(Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, kwai Tsing, Sha Tin and Sai Kung)
15th floor, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Tel : 2300 1441 Fax : 2771 9640

Mainland North Division
(Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, North District & Tai Po)
14th floor, Kowloon Government Offices, 405 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Tel : 23001441 Fax : 2770 4761

4.2. Other useful contacts

Highways Department

Hong Kong Regional Office
7th floor, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel : 2923 7777 Fax : 2576 6244

Kowloon Regional Office
13th floor, Nam Fung Commercial Centre, 19 Lam Lok Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Tel : 2927 4444 Fax : 2758 3234

New Territories Regional Offices
2nd floor, Ho Man Tin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon
Tel : 2926 4222 Fax : 2714 5228

Land Department

District lands office, Hong Kong East
19th floor, Southern Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel : 2835 1684 Fax : 2834 4324

District Lands Office, Hong Kong South
20th floor, Southern Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel : 2835 1711 Fax : 2833 1945

District Lands Office, Hong Kong West
19th floor, Southern Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel : 2835 1711 Fax ; 2833 1945

District Lands Office, Kowloon East
10th floor, Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building, 250 Shanghai Street, Kowloon
Tel : 2300 1764 Fax : 2782 5061

District Lands Office, Kowloon West
10th floor, Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building, 250 Shanghai Street, Kowloon
Tel : 2300 1764 Fax : 2782 5061

District Lands Office, Islands
19th floor, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel : 2852 4265 Fax : 2850 5104

District Lands Office, North
6th floors, North District Government Offices, Pik Fung Road, Fanling, New Territories
Tel : 2675 1809 Fax : 2675 9224 / 2676 6432

District Lands Office, Sai Kung
3rd & 4th floors, Sai Kung Government Offices, 34 Chan Man Street, Sai Kung, New Territories
Tel : 2791 7019 Fax : 2792 0706

District Lands Office, Sha Tin
11th floor, Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
Tel : 2158 4700 Fax : 2602 4093

District Lands Office, Tai Po
1st floor, Tai Po Government Offices Building, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories
Tel : 2654 1263 Fax : 2650 9896

District Lands office, Tsuen Wan
10th & 11th floors, Tsuen Wan Station Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Tel : 2402 1164 Fax : 2415 0703 / 2412 0505

District Lands Office, Kwai Tsing
10th & 11th floors, Tsuen Wan Station Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Tel : 2402 1164 Fax : 24150703 / 2412 0505

District Lands Office, Tuen Mun
6th & 7th floors, Tuen Mun Government Offices, 1 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
Tel : 2451 1176 Fax : 2459 0795

District Lands Office, Yuen Long
9th – 11th floors, Yuen Long Government Offices and Tai Kiu Market, Kiu Lok Square, Yuen Long, New Territories
Tel : 2443 3573 Fax : 2473 3134 / 2479 9736 / 2478 8554

Government Publications Centre
 

Ground Floor, Low Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queenway, Hong Kong
Tel : 2537 1910 Fax : 2523 7195

4.3. Where to obtain reference materials and application forms

    DSD  
  GPC O&M Divisions Website
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HyD & its website
Sewerage Manual (Purchase)      
Stormwater Drainage Manual (Purchase)      
General Specification for Civil Engineering Works (Purchase)      
Drainage record plans      
Form DSD 25    
Form HBP1    
Booklet : "How to apply for an Excavation Permit and how to conduct Excavation Works    
DSD Standard Drawings    
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