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FAQ >Flooding >Glossary-Flood Prevention
Village flood pumping schemes are necessary where the villages are so low-lying that flood water cannot effectively be drained by gravity to the primary drainage network. These schemes involve the construction of bunds around existing villages and pumping of stormwater from within the bunded area to an outside channel during rainstorms. To date, 27 flood pumping schemes have been constructed and have proven to work well.

Schematic layout of a village flood pumping scheme
Schematic layout of a village flood pumping scheme

Village flood pumping scheme in Ma Tin Tsuen, Yuen Long, completed in 2004
Village flood pumping scheme in Ma Tin Tsuen,
     Yuen Long, completed in 2004

Village flood pumping scheme at Chuk Yuen Tsuen, Yuen Long, completed in 2003
Village flood pumping scheme at Chuk Yuen
   Tsuen, Yuen Long, completed in 2003

Village flood pumping scheme at San Tin, Yuen Long, completed in 1999  
  Village flood pumping scheme at San Tin,
       Yuen Long, completed in 1999 

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