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- A scenic beach on Lantau Island was closed in 1987 to 1989 due to unacceptable water quality.
- Annual geometric mean E. coli level was 2400 count/100 mL in 1987.
Major pollution sources:
- Livestock farms in Mui Wo
- Unsewered villages
Government’s mitigation measures:
- Introduced Livestock Waste Control Scheme in Mui Wo in 1998 to stop illegal discharge from livestock farms.
- Commissioning of Mui Wo Sewage Treatment Works and implementing the wastewater control under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance in 1989.
- Silver Mine Bay Beach started to comply with the Water Quality Objective in 1998.
- Generally maintained at “Fair” or above annual ranking since 1998.
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