Press briefing on the Water Reclamation Facilities and Information Centre at the Shatin Sewage Treatment Works
7 February 2011
The Acting Chief Engineer/Sewage Treatment Division 1 of Drainage Services Department, Mr PAK Kan Ming, gave a media briefing today (February 7) on the Water Reclamation Facilities and Information Centre at the Shatin Sewage Treatment Works.
Reclaimed water produced at the Shatin Sewage Treatment Works (STSTW) is a water resource which has undergone secondary treatment and ultraviolet disinfection, and has been purified by reverse osmosis in sewage treatment works. It is suitable for non-potable uses such as toilet flushing, irrigation and dilution of chemicals. The water reclamation facilities at the STSTW are currently the DSD’s most important pilot site of this kind, which can produce about 1 000 cubic metres of reclaimed water per day, mainly for irrigation of plants there and the dilution of chemicals required for sewage treatment processes. The cost of the facilities is about $7.2 million.
The Water Reclamation Information Centre at STSTW makes use of short movies, models, exhibitions and animations to provide information about the water reclamation facilities, work flow and applications of reclaimed water at the STSTW. The Drainage Services Department believes the information centre will act as a platform for enriching the knowledge of the public on recycling of waste water, strengthen liaison among local communities, the trade as well as relevant organizations around the world, and demonstrate department’s contribution to the sustainable development of Hong Kong.