Hong Kong Government Press Release
1st April 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) released the 2022 Beach Water Quality Report today. The report indicates that all 42 gazetted beaches in Hong Kong complied with the bacteriological Water Quality Objective (WQO) for bathing waters in that year, with 27 beaches ranked as “Good” and the remaining 15 ranked as “Fair”. None of the beaches were ranked as “Poor” or “Very Poor”.
An EPD spokesman said, “All the gazetted beaches have maintained full compliance with the WQO for 13 consecutive years since 2010.
“The satisfactory beach water quality over the years is attributed to the Government’s continuous efforts to implement various pollution control and environmental improvement measures, including the enforcement of the Water Pollution Control Ordinance and Livestock Waste Control Scheme, extension of the sewerage network to the beach hinterland, and the implementation of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme.
“The EPD will continue to closely monitor the beach water quality, and launch a Beach Water Quality Forecast System in the bathing season of 2023 to enhance the beach water quality management and related services to better safeguard the health of beachgoers,” the spokesman added.