DSD Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme wins two awards in the Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme 2017
7 September 2017
The Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme organised by the Civil Service Bureau aims to inspire departments and teams for continuous improvement in the delivery of public services. The theme of this year is “Connecting as One with Heart and Care”. The Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme of Drainage Services Department (DSD) wins two awards in the Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme 2017. The “Drops • Livability” of Drainage Projects Division was awarded the Gold Prize under “Team Awards (Specialized Service)” and the “Unfettered Collaboration – The Encounter in Happy Valley” was awarded the Meritorious Award under “Partnership Award” with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). The Prize Presentation Ceremony officiated by the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, was held on 7 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In her opening speech, Mrs Lam praised DSD of showcasing innovation, courage and interaction during the implementation of the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme.
(for the speech (3:35-6:39), please refer to the hyperlink (Chinese only): http://isdhk-webcast-004.dedicatedserver.hk/vod/?id=5483&video=avc/news/2017/ce/ce0709.mp4).
Gold Prize under Team Awards (Specialized Service): “Drops • Livability”
DSD adopted the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme to raise the flood protection level in Happy Valley and Wan Chai. The project team constructed a stormwater storage tank underneath the Happy Valley Recreation Ground. During heavy rain, the tank serves to temporarily store excessive stormwater. Compared with conventional drainage improvement schemes of extensive in-situ conduit upgrading in urban areas, flood storage greatly reduces disruptions arising from the works to traffic and the public. The tank features a movable weir, which is a mechanism deployed in Hong Kong by DSD for the first time. The tank’s design also incorporates a sizeable water harvesting system that collects groundwater and rainwater. These design features render the project more sustainable and in line with the concept of “Sponge City”. With an environment-friendly and service-driven design, the project team customized the project to make optimal use of the site to serve the community. The ground level space of the fan room is open as a public amenity. The pump house is completely topped with a slanting lawn. As construction proceeded, DSD took up the sizeable and unfamiliar refurbishment works for recreational facilities at the Happy Valley Recreation Ground with a view to eliminating inconvenience of repetitive construction and allowing the public to enjoy the refurbished facilities earlier. Going the extra mile, drop by drop, the project team communicates closely with the stakeholders and consolidates the fruit of joint efforts, bringing the project smoothly towards the goal of “Smart Drainage•Green Living” : flood protection and a more livable environment in tandem.
Senior Engineer/Drainage Projects 1, Ms Ellen Nga-see Cheng (right), represented the project team of “DROPS • LIVABILITY” to receive the award from Dr Pang Yiu-kai, GBS, JP, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association
Chief Engineer/Drainage Projects, Mr. Kan Hon-shing (left), and Chief Leisure Manager (Hong Kong East), Mr. Luk Chi-kwong (right), represented the project team of “Unfettered Collaboration – The Encounter in Happy Valley” to receive the award from Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam
Group Photo of Director of Drainage Services, Mr. Edwin Ka-hung Tong (front row, fifth left), Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. Mak Ka-wai (front row, fifth right), Assistant Director of Drainage Services/Projects and Development, Mr. Michael Hok-shing Fong (front row first left), and the project team
Group Photo of Director and Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Assistant Director/Projects & Development, District Leisure Manager (Wan Chai), Miss Becky Pui-ling Lee (middle), and the project teams of “Drops • Livability” and “Unfettered Collaboration – The Encounter in Happy Valley”