DSD consists of four branches, including Sewage Services Branch, Operations and Maintenance Branch, Projects and Development Branch and Electrical and Mechanical Branch and 15 subordinate functional divisions. In addition, administration, accounting and technical support are handled by the Departmental Administration Division, Finance and Supplies Section and Technical Support Group at our headquarters respectively. As at March 2018, we have a permanent staff establishment of 1,940.
Each of the four branches is led by an Assistant Director and is responsible for providing technical and professional support services in its specific field. The duties of each branch are as follows:
Projects and Development Branch
is responsible for the implementation of capital works projects, which include the design and construction of drains, flood control and relief works, sewerage network and sewage treatment facilities.
Operations and Maintenance Branch
is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drainage and sewerage systems in the territory as well as flood protection, planning of drainage and sewerage systems, enforcement of Land Drainage Ordinance and the management and maintenance of engineered drainage channels.
Electrical and Mechanical Branch
is responsible for the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment and flood protection facilities as well as electrical and mechanical design and installation works in sewage treatment and flood protection projects of the Department.
Sewage Services Branch
is responsible for the implementation of sewerage and sewage treatment projects including the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme and collection of sewage charges.