Grading of beach water quality released
Twenty-nine beaches were rated as Good (Grade 1), nine as Fair (Grade 2) and one as Poor (Grade 3).
Grade 1 beaches are:
|Approach Beach||Kwun Yam Beach|
|Big Wave Bay Beach*||Lo So Shing Beach|
|Butterfly Beach*||Lower Cheung Sha Beach|
|Cafeteria New Beach||Pui O Beach|
|Cafeteria Old Beach||Repulse Bay Beach*|
|Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach*||Shek O Beach*|
|Chung Hom Kok Beach||Silverstrand Beach*|
|Clear Water Bay First Beach||South Bay Beach|
|Clear Water Bay Second Beach*||St Stephen's Beach|
|Deep Water Bay Beach*||Ting Kau 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|
|Kiu Tsui Beach|
Grade 2 beaches are:
|Anglers' Beach||Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach*|
|Casam Beach*||Middle Bay Beach|
|Castle Peak Beach||Silver Mine Bay Beach*|
|Discovery Bay||Stanley Main Beach*|
|Hoi Mei Wan Beach|
Grade 3 beach is:
Compared with the grading released last week, Butterfly Beach has been upgraded from Grade 2 to Grade 1, and Anglers' Beach from Grade 3 to Grade 2. Casam Beach, Middle Bay Beach, Silver Mine Bay Beach and Stanley Main Beach have been changed from Grade 1 to Grade 2; and Lido 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," an EPD spokesman said.
Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades, namely Good (Grade 1), Fair (Grade 2), Poor (Grade 3) and Very Poor (Grade 4), 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.
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 EPD's website on Beach Water Quality (www.epd.gov.hk/epd/beach) or the beach hotline, 2511 6666.
Note 1: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has resumed lifeguard services at 16 gazetted beaches, marked with an asterisk above, from April 16.
Note 2: Discovery Bay is a non-gazetted beach without lifeguard service.
Ends/Friday, May 7, 2021
Issued at HKT 17:00
Issued at HKT 17:00