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The pipes of the eight buildings in Leung King San Wai, Tuen Mun are now densely populated. The Water Supplies Department describes it as rare: first seen in 60 years

2021-03-02T16:01:38.624Z

A total of 8 buildings in Leung King Estate and San Wai Court in Tuen Mun revealed densely packed shrimp carcasses, with salt water pipes covering the entire Y-shaped filter (Y partition). Tuen Mun District Councillor Wong Lai-chang said that the residents of Leung King recently reported that the salt water pipe was slow to enter the water.



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Written by: Yang Wanting and Wang Yiyang

2021-03-02 19:45

The last update date: 2021-03-02 23:54

A total of 8 buildings in Leung King Estate and San Wai Court in Tuen Mun revealed densely packed shrimp carcasses, with salt water pipes covering the entire Y-shaped filter (Y partition).

Tuen Mun District Councillor Wong Lai-chang said that the residents of Leung King reported that the salt water pipe was slow to enter the water. After inspection, the management office revealed that the inner side of the pipe Y was covered with thousands of small shrimp corpses, some of which were about 3 cm long.

After two consecutive days of inspections, 8 buildings in Leung King Estate and San Wai Court in Tuen Mun had the same situation.

The Water Supplies Department described the incident as rare and said that Hong Kong has been using sea water for flushing toilets for more than 60 years, and the Tuen Mun District has not received any complaints about sea shrimp found in the flushing water supply.

A large number of shrimp carcasses were discovered in the throat.

(Huang Lichang Facebook picture)

Huang Lichang said that the incident was caused by a water pipe burst incident on Qinglin Road on February 19. At that time, there was no salt water supply in the housing estates of Liangjing Village. Although the water supply was restored after emergency repairs, some residents of Liangjing Village reported to her that the salt water entered slow.

The staff of the Water Supplies Department inspected the residential unit and found nothing, but the management office staff inspected the salt water pipe Y of the building and found that there were densely packed small shrimp corpses.

She pointed out that the corpse of the shrimp was 3 cm long and had not yet issued a bad smell.

Today (2nd), Liang Yin House, Liang Chui House, Liang Wei House in Leung King Village, and Xin Shun House, Xin Bi House, Xin Kai House, Xin Huan House, and Xin Pei House in Sun Wai Court, a total of 8 Shrimp carcasses were found in the Y-type filters of salt water pipes in each building.

Huang Lichang continued that due to the seriousness of the epidemic, residents were worried that the saltwater pipes could not isolate shrimps or shrimp seeds, and that the fear of viruses would not be able to block them.

She reported the problem to the Director of Water Supplies, Lu Guohua, at a meeting of the District Council today (2nd). Huang pointed out that the Director believed that the incident was rare, but he did not know why shrimp appeared in the Y bay. However, she would thoroughly investigate the incident, strengthen disinfection, and take it. Salt water test.

Huang also asked the management companies of the two housing estates to encrypt and clean the Y partitions and do a good job of protection.

Mr. Chung, who has lived in Liangwei Building, Liangjing Village for more than 10 years, said that the salt water supply has been affected recently, and he was frankly worried about the shrimp in the salt water pipe. He would store water for toilet flushing on weekdays.

(Photo by Wang Yiyang)

Mr. Chung, who has lived in Liangwei Building, Liangjing Village for more than 10 years, said that the salt water supply has been affected recently, and he was frankly worried about the shrimp in the salt water pipe. He would store water for toilet flushing on weekdays.

Mrs. Ho, who has lived in the same building for 33 years, was surprised by the incident: "Is it strange that there are shrimps?" She said that she would not see any shrimps in the toilet during daily flushing, and she would clean the toilet regularly. "There should be no problems, better than bugs." There is no supply of salt water, and it has happened from time to time in the past. The management office refers to the aging of the pipes.

Another Mrs. Chen couldn't guess what it was after seeing the photo of the pipe. She was surprised when she learned that it was a shrimp. "Scared, the shrimp is terrifying? There are so many lives!" She said that she was worried about the incident and didn't dare to dare yet. Using salt water, I hope the Water Supplies Department will find out the cause as soon as possible.

There are thousands of shrimps in the pipes of Liangjing Village.

(Huang Lichang facebook picture)

Water Supplies Department: The circumstances of this case are rare

A spokesman for the Water Supplies Department said that in order to ensure the quality of seawater for flushing purposes, seawater treatment must comply with the Water Supplies Department's water quality guidelines.

The Water Supplies Department will first remove the larger impurities in the seawater with a filter screen, and then disinfect it with sodium hypochlorite.

The Water Supplies Department yesterday (March 1) received reports from the management office of Leung King Estate and San Wai Court in Tuen Mun that sea prawns were found in the seawater filter of the internal water supply system, affecting the flushing water supply of the housing estate.

The department has sent staff to the housing estate to understand the situation and provide technical support to the management office staff to maintain communication with them.

In addition, the department also sent staff to flush nearby government pipes and take samples for testing.

The spokesman continued that Hong Kong has been using sea water for flushing toilets for more than 60 years.

The flushing water supply in the Tuen Mun district comes from the Tuen Mun Sea Water Pumping Station and the Lok Arrange Sea Water Pumping Station. In the past, the district has not received any complaints about sea shrimp found in the flushing water supply.

The situation in this case is rare. The Department is aware of the operation of the relevant seawater pumping station and initially shows that the system is operating normally. The Water Supplies Department will investigate in detail and continue to closely monitor the situation. Depending on the actual needs of the operation of the system, it will strengthen cleaning and filtration, etc. Measures to ensure stable water quality for flushing water supply.

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