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  • Silver Mine Bay Beach
  • 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.

Improvement observed:

  • 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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