UTILITIES | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong pushes ahead with water service expansion plan

Awards HK$3.25 billion for Tai Po Water Plant Expansion Project.

The Water Supplies Department has awarded a contract, its largest ever, to the China State-Atal Joint Venture to double the capacity of Tai Po Water Treatment Works on Hong Kong’s east coast.

Completion of the Tai Po expansion is set for mid-2017. The facility will be able to take up part of the Sha Tin Water Treatment Works’ load in supplying fresh water to a significant part of Kowloon and the Central and Western districts on Hong Kong Island.

Tai Po Water Treatment Works (TPWTW), Butterfly Valley Primary Service Reservoir in Kowloon and a 12 km long treated water aqueduct connecting the treatment works and the service reservoir form the Tai Po Water Scheme.

The scheme provides treated water to the north-eastern part of the New Territories and the metropolitan area. Commissioned in 2003, TPWTW has a capacity of 250 000 m3/day initially with provision for expansion to 1 200 000 m3/day.

It will become the second largest treatment works in Hong Kong when the ultimate stage is commissioned in future.

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