SCS visits Water Supplies Department (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, today (July 16) visited the Lung Cheung Road Mechanical and Electrical Workshop of the Water Supplies Department (WSD) to learn more about the work of front-line colleagues and meet with its management and staff of various grades to exchange views on matters of concern.

     Accompanied by the Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Thomas Chow, Mr Law met with the Director of Water Supplies, Mr Wong Chung-leung, and the directorate staff to receive an update on the Department's work in providing a reliable water supply and enhancing water safety and security, as well as the challenges confronting the WSD.
     Mr Law then visited the Meter Testing Laboratory, where he was briefed on the accredited water meter accuracy testing service, which allows customers to witness the testing of their water meters. Later at the Telemetry and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Office and Workshop, he was briefed on how the smooth operation of various waterworks installations are maintained through remote control by the SCADA system.
     Mr Law then visited the Electrical Workshop to understand colleagues' work in repairing and overhauling electrical equipment of pumping stations and water treatment works. He also watched a demonstration of a plumbing products surveillance test at the Material Testing Laboratory. Established in April last year, the laboratory enhances the surveillance of plumbing products quality with general acceptance by the WSD for use in plumbing works.
     Before concluding his visit, Mr Law met with staff representatives of various grades at a tea gathering to exchange views on matters that concern them. He expressed his appreciation for colleagues' dedicated efforts and encouraged them to continue to provide quality water supply services to the public.

Ends/Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:58