WSD awards consultancy agreement for grey water treatment plant at Anderson Road Quarry Development (with photo)

     The Water Supplies Department (WSD) today (August 22) awarded a consultancy agreement worth $8.2 million to Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited for the investigation, design and construction of the proposed grey water treatment plant for Anderson Road Quarry Development.

     Water collected from baths, showers, wash basins and kitchen sinks is known as grey water. The proposed grey water treatment plant forms part of a centralised government-operated grey water recycling system at the Anderson Road Quarry site, which will treat grey water collected from end users within the development for flushing use. The system will comprise the grey water treatment plant with associated pumpsets, a treated grey water service reservoir and pipes for the collection and delivery of grey water. The plant will have a treatment capacity of 3 300 cubic metres per day. Its construction is tentatively scheduled to commence in 2019 for completion in 2022.

     The Consultants will be responsible for carrying out design, supervising site investigation, preparing tender documents, assessing tenders and supervising the construction of the grey water treatment plant.

     Speaking at the contract-signing ceremony today, the Assistant Director (New Works) of the WSD, Mr Luk Wai-hung, said, "With the implementation of the proposed grey water treatment plant, the WSD is moving towards the establishment of a water supply structure comprising local yield, imported Dongjiang water, seawater for flushing, desalinated water, reclaimed water, recycled grey water and harvested rainwater. These six supply sources altogether will be the future pillars of water supply supporting Hong Kong with enhanced water security, reliability and resilience."

Ends/Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:20