Grading of beach water quality released
Twenty-four beaches were rated as Good (Grade 1), 13 as Fair (Grade 2) and one as Poor (Grade 3).
Grade 1 beaches are:
|Cafeteria New Beach||Kiu Tsui Beach|
|Cafeteria Old Beach||Kwun Yam Beach|
|Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach||Lo So Shing Beach|
|Chung Hom Kok Beach||Repulse Bay Beach|
|Clear Water Bay First Beach||Shek O Beach|
|Clear Water Bay Second Beach||South Bay Beach|
|Deep Water Bay Beach||St Stephen's Beach|
|Discovery Bay||Stanley Main Beach|
|Golden Beach||Tong Fuk Beach|
|Hap Mun Bay Beach||Trio Beach|
|Hung Shing Yeh Beach||Turtle Cove Beach|
|Kadoorie Beach||Upper Cheung Sha Beach|
Grade 2 beaches are:
|Anglers' Beach||Lower Cheung Sha Beach|
|Big Wave Bay Beach||Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach|
|Butterfly Beach||Middle Bay Beach|
|Casam Beach||Pui O Beach|
|Castle Peak Beach||Silverstrand Beach|
|Hoi Mei Wan Beach||Ting Kau Beach|
Grade 3 beach is:
Compared with the grading released last week, Hoi Mei Wan Beach, Middle Bay Beach, Silverstrand Beach and Ting Kau Beach have been changed from Grade 1 to Grade 2, and Approach Beach from Grade 2 to Grade 3.
"The changes are generally within the normal range of fluctuation of the bacteriological water quality of the beaches," the EPD spokesman said.
Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades according to the level of E coli in the water. Grades are calculated on the basis of the geometric mean of the E coli counts on the five most recent sampling occasions.
The EPD spokesman also warned that beaches were likely to be temporarily affected during and after periods of heavy rain. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy rainfall.
A summary of beach grades is published weekly before the weekend. The latest beach grades based on the most current data may be obtained from the department's websites on Beach Water Quality (www.beachwq.gov.hk and www.epd.gov.hk/epd/beach) or the beach hotline, 2511 6666.
Ends/Friday, October 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00
Issued at HKT 15:00