The Environment is Hong Kong's important asset. Drainage Services Department is fully committed to integrating environmental protection and sustainable development principles into our plans and operations. Our core activities are closely tied to nature's water cycle as we manage land drainage in the urban and rural areas to reduce flood risk and we collect municipal sewage for treatment to protect environmental waters from pollution. In delivering the service, we are mindful of our influence on the Environment and constantly seek to excel in our work while mitigating any potential impact. This report describes our environmental performance in 2003.