Sewage pipe damage in Tin Shui Wai

     ‚ÄčThe Drainage Services Department (DSD) today (October 20) said that on Tin Ying Road near Ping Ha Road, Tin Shui Wai, a sewer of about 9 meters below ground and 2.1 meters in diameter, was damaged causing road subsidence.

     As the DSD is carrying out emergency rectification works, the concerned road section needs to be cordoned off. To prevent sewage from overflowing to the road at the upstream locations of the damaged pipe, the DSD has carried out urgent sewage diversion measures, including temporary sewage diversion to the Yuen Long Sewage Treatment Works and Tin Shui Wai Main Nullah. The DSD is working hard to complete the emergency rectification works and the temporary sewage diversion measures will cease upon completion of works.

     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will continue to collect water samples from the Tin Shui Wai Main Nullah for testing and send out drones to assist with the surveillance. The EPD has also been monitoring the water quality at the nearby waters.

Ends/Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Issued at HKT 20:21