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Drainage Services Department - Sustainability Report 2012-2013

Executive Summary

Engaging the Community

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[highlight6.gif] 3,300 No. of Visitors to Our Sewage Treatment Facilities

We understand that our services are closely related to people's daily life and therefore we establish effective channels to better communicate with the public. Besides organising activities to engage the public through awareness events, group visits, outreaching educational programmes and media exposure, we also seek for other opportunities to contribute directly to the communities by providing voluntary services and participating in charity activities.

Community Engagement Activities

Exhibition at Innovation Carnival
Arranging group visits to sewage treatment works
We run an outreaching educational programme by visiting schools to introduce our work on flood prevention and sewage treatment
To learn and achieve technological advancement in our operation, we hosted the DSD Research & Development Forum 2012 and invited a total of 17 scholars/experts to present their research
Sai Kung District Council Meeting on 10 April 2012
Meeting with Green Groups to solicit their opinions

Media Briefing and Interviews


Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. Tsui Wai, explained the study of green roof at Shatin Sewage Treatment Works to the media


A media briefing was held on 26 July 2012 to introduce the first female Blasting Competent Supervisor (BCS), Ir Edith Sia, who works in the deepest sewage tunnel in Hong Kong


Director of Drainage Services, Mr. Chan Chi-chiu, guided the media visiting Kai Tak River Improvement Works (Upstream Portion)

Voluntary Services and Charity Activities

In addition to our sewage treatment and flood prevention works, our staff members are devoted to participate in a number of voluntary services and charity activities to contribute to the well-being of society. In 2012-13, total number of voluntary work hours carried out by our staff was 589.


Our Volunteer Team continued to arrange interest classes for the elderly
We also participated in and supported various charity events and fund-raising activities during the year such as Ngong Ping Charity Walk (left) and Green Power Hike (right)

Stakeholder Engagement Activities

In order to invite feedback from the community for our continuous improvement, we have conducted a number of dedicated stakeholder engagement activities including public engagement for Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A Project, Kai Tak River Improvement works Feasibility Study on Relocation of Shatin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns, Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme as well as the village sewerage works.

Public Engagement for Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A Project


DSD and the consultant of HATS Stage 2A Project conducted a school talk at Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School on 22 February 2013

Public Engagement for Kai Tak River Improvement Works


To engage the participation of students of neighbouring schools, we launched a drawing competition in 2012 on the envisioned Kai Tak River. The winning drawings have been displayed on the site hoardings, giving a hand to visual enhancement of the project

Public Engagement for Feasibility Study on Relocation of Shatin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns


A series of roving exhibitions at 16 venues and 12 community centres and community halls in Sha Tin and Ma On Shan areas to disseminate the information of the feasibility study

Public Engagement for Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme


On 31 Oct 2012, a Stakeholder Forum was held to exchange views from DSD and representatives of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Hong Kong Football Club, neighbouring schools and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department regarding Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme

Public Engagement for village sewerage works


In implementation of village sewerage, we engage relevant stakeholders at the pre-construction and completion stages of the projects


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