Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works opens to the public

Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works, the largest secondary sewage treatment works in Hong Kong, will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (March 17 and 18).

Commissioned in 1982 and managed by the Drainage Services Department, the treatment works serves the Sha Tin and Ma On Shan areas.  

The Open Day aims at enhancing public understanding of the services provided by the department and to promote public awareness in environmental protection.

From 9.30am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, people are welcomed to join the Open Day. Various activities will be organised, including technical tour of the treatment facilities, a visit to the newly opened information centre, video shows, exhibitions, fun games, marching bands and magic classes.

People can see for themselves the facilities at the treatment works, including the biological treatment and sludge digestion process.

Free shuttle bus services will be provided at Pai Tau Street at Sha Tin KCR Station (Exit B), On Chun Street (opposite to Ma On Shan Park) and University KCR Station Bus Terminus on both days from 9.15am to 4.30pm.

For more information about the open day, people can visit the department's homepage at or call the department's hotline at 2698 0258 during office hours.

Ends/Thursday, March 15, 2007