Water tanks deployed during temporary suspension of fresh water supply in Eastern District

The Water Supplies Department (WSD) will deploy water tanks at 26 locations in Eastern district for the use of consumers affected by tonight's (December 2) temporary suspension of fresh water supply to some parts of the district.

Water tanks will be positoned at 26 locations in North Point, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Kornhill and Sai Wan Ho and others (please refer to the annex and map).

The department's leakage detection team yesterday (December 1) identified that a fresh water main of 525mm in diameter near Cityplaza on King's Road was leaking seriously, requiring emergency repair work to be carried out as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration.  

The repair work involves the isolation of the leaking main, draining the water from the main, breaking up a concrete valve chamber and the surrounding concrete block to expose the leaking main for cutting, welding and sterilisation of the repaired main before resumption of supply, and reinstatement of the pavement.  

Due to this repair work, the fresh water supply to some premises in Eastern District will be suspended from 10pm today to 9am tomorrow (December 3).

The suspension will affect all premises bounded by King's Road, Westlands Road, Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Wan Road, Hong On Street, Hong Yue Street, Java Road, Hoi Chak Street, Tong Chong Street, Pan Hoi Street, Greig Road, Hong Shing Street, Sai Wan Ho Street (the section between Tai Cheong Street and Tai Ning Street) and Quarry Bay Street, including Harbour Plaza North Point, Healthy Village Phase I, Healthy Village Phase II, Model Housing Estate, Taikoo Place,Taikoo Shing, Cityplaza, East Hotel, Sunway Gardens, Westlands Gardens, Parkvale, Nan Fung Sun Chuen, Kornhill Garden, Kornhill, Grand Plaza Apartments, and Kornhill Plaza.

Public announcements were made yesterday through press release, WSD website and customer hotline to inform the public of the water suspension.

Ends/Thursday, December 2, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:25


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