Operating Expenditure in 2012-13
|Summary of DSD Operating Expenditure for the Past Five Years||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11||2011-12||2012-13|
|Operating Expenditure (Total)||1,657.2||1,736.9||1,776.8||1,838.6||1,910.7|
|Recurrent Expenditure - Personal Emoluments||699.5||693.0||685.9||727.4||769.3|
- Departmental Expenses (including Mandatory Provident Fund & Civil Service Provident Fund)
Value and Number of Drainage and Sewerage Projects under Planning, Design and Construction
|Value of drainage projects under planning,design and construction||million of HK$||13,330||13,373||12,707||14,323||11,288|
|Value of sewerage projects under planning, design and construction||million of HK$||33,288||36,635||39,875||41,200||49,872|
|No. of drainage projects under planning, design and construction||No.||34||29||24||22||20|
|No. of sewerage projects under planning, design and construction||No.||55||58||70||70||77|
Sewage Services Operating Cost Recovery Rates
The "Sewage Services Charging Scheme" was introduced on 1 April 1995 according to the "Polluter Pays" Principle. All premises connected to public sewers are required to pay the sewage services charges. The charges were set to recover only the operating and maintenance costs of the public sewage facilities, while the capital costs of building these facilities will continue to be borne by the Government.
The sewage services operating cost recovery rates for 2011-12 and 2012-13 are as follows:
|Revenue of Sewage Charge and Trade Effluent Surcharge ($M)||907||983|
|Expenditure (excluding depreciation) of Sewage Charge and Trade Effluent Surcharge ($M)||1,443||1,498|
|Operating Cost Recovery Rate (%)||62.9||65.6|
- "Miscellaneous services" are excluded from the above calculation.
- Depreciation is at present not recovered through the Sewage Charge and Trade Effluent Surcharge.
- The 2012-13 revenue and expenditure are only provisional and are subject to endorsement by the Sewage Services Accounts Committee.