SEN’s Blog: Understanding Sewage Samples Collection Process
6 January 2021
On 6 January 2021, the Secretary for Environment, Mr WONG Kam-sing, visited the sewage samples collection station at Fung Chak House, Choi Hung (II) Estate to understand how the DSD collected sewage samples from a sewer manhole to assist the research team from the University of Hong Kong to conduct Sewage COVID-19 Virus Surveillance.
DSD’s chief engineer, Ms Sussana LAI Wai-kwan, explained to Mr WONG how sewage samples collection points were identified and the collection process. She also shared the challenges encountered. DSD’s engineer, Mr Sam LUI Chun-lung, said this mission was particularly meaningful and colleagues from different departments had been working together without rest days to race against time to support the Government's anti-epidemic campaign.
The article was published on “My Blog” of Environment Bureau’s website. To view the article, please click the link below (Chinese Only):
DSD’s chief engineer, Ms Sussana LAI Wai-kwan (left) explained the sewage samples collection process to the Secretary of Environment, Mr WONG Kam-sing (middle)
The DSD provides assistance to the research team from the University of Hong Kong to conduct Sewage COVID-19 Virus Surveillance