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Hong Kong Beaches Flagged for “Very Poor” Water Quality

Red flags hoisted at several beaches

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) issued a stark warning to beachgoers today after the Environmental Protection Department’s Beach Water Quality Forecast System indicated “Very Poor” water quality at several popular beaches.

The affected beaches include Silver Mine Bay Beach and Pui O Beach in the Islands District, as well as Lido Beach, Casam Beach, Approach Beach, Hoi Mei Wan Beach, and Ting Kau Beach in the Tsuen Wan District. Each beach received a Beach Water Quality Forecast Index rating of 4, signaling significant contamination.

In response to the concerning water quality, the LCSD has hoisted red flags at these locations, advising the public to refrain from entering the water. Officials emphasized that compliance is crucial to safeguard public health.

Beachgoers are urged to heed the warnings and avoid swimming or engaging in water activities at the specified beaches until further notice. The LCSD and Environmental Protection Department will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as conditions change.