Sewerage > Environmental Consideration > Greening Sewage Treatment

Recognizing that green landscape enhances the quality of life, DSD has been conscious to apply greening effort to soften sewage treatment works, sewage and flood pumping facilities which could be visually sensitive in their neighbourhood. The greening helps reduce visual monotony, enrich local biodiversity and improve microclimate such as providing shades, absorbing heat and reducing flying dust. Trees and flowers also provide a sense of seasonal change and increase aesthetic quality.

Landscape treatment of the periphery could range from placing flower bed at the perimeter wall, allowing for a planting strip along the boundary to serve as a landscape buffer, to building a podium garden that is accessible by the public.

Landscaping within the sewage treatment works and sewage pumping stations elevates the ratio of green cover in the district. It also harmonises the shapes, textures and colours of such utility service architecture. Greenery mediates concrete buildings, tanks, pump rooms, exhaust pipes, walls, and opens area. Notable examples can be found in Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works , Shatin Sewage Treatment Works  and Cyberport Sewage Treatment Works .

The pond at Shatin STW buffering the monotony of the plant

Conserving energy reduce solar radiation transmitted to buildings and lessen power demand on air-conditioning

Creating aesthetic value at Stonecutters Island STW to improve appearance, enhance visual variety and relieve bareness
The pond at Shatin STW buffering the monotony of the plant

 Conserving energy reduce solar radiation
transmitted to buildings and lessen power
demand on air-conditioning

 Creating aesthetic value at
Stonecutters Island STW to improve
appearance, enhance visual variety
and relieve bareness

While landscape design is introduced to new works, DSD is continuously pursuing more landscaping measures in existing sewage treatment works and sewage pumping stations. We strongly believe green effort to make-over the plants will not only improve environment but also give confidence to the community that we always have regard to the neighbourhood and will maintain and enhance the sites in the best possible way.

Greening at other Sewage Treatment Facilities

 Link to “Greening at Wan Chai East Sewage Pumping Station

 Link to “Greening at Water Boat Dock Sewage Treatment Station


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