Grading of beach water quality released
Nineteen beaches were rated as Good (Grade 1), 20 as Fair (Grade 2) and one as Poor (Grade 3).
Grade 1 beaches are:
|Cafeteria New Beach||Shek O Beach*|
|Chung Hom Kok Beach||Silverstrand Beach*|
|Clear Water Bay First Beach||South Bay Beach|
|Discovery Bay||St Stephen's Beach|
|Golden Beach*||Stanley Main Beach*|
|Hap Mun Bay Beach*||Tong Fuk Beach|
|Hung Shing Yeh Beach*||Trio Beach|
|Kiu Tsui Beach||Turtle Cove Beach|
|Lo So Shing Beach||Upper Cheung Sha Beach|
|Repulse Bay Beach*|
Grade 2 beaches are:
|Anglers' Beach||Hoi Mei Wan Beach|
|Approach Beach||Kadoorie Beach|
|Big Wave Bay Beach*||Kwun Yam Beach|
|Butterfly Beach*||Lido Beach*|
|Cafeteria Old Beach||Lower Cheung Sha Beach|
|Casam Beach*||Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach*|
|Castle Peak Beach||Middle Bay Beach|
|Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach*||Pui O Beach *|
|Clear Water Bay Second Beach*||Silver Mine Bay Beach*|
|Deep Water Bay Beach*||Tai Po Lung Mei Beach*|
Grade 3 beach is:
Ting Kau Beach
Compared with the grading released last week, Clear Water Bay First Beach and Silverstrand Beach have been upgraded from Grade 2 to Grade 1. Ting Kau Beach has been changed 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: Lifeguard services are provided by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department at 18 gazetted beaches, marked with an asterisk above, from July 17.
Note 2: Discovery Bay is a non-gazetted beach without lifeguard service.
Ends/Friday, August 13, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:00
Issued at HKT 16:00