|HK's drinking water sources well guarded
The people of Hong Kong can now feel better about the quality of water they drink everyday, since
a recent survey showed that the water piped in through Shenzhen, a neighbouring boom town, is cleaner than ever.
Of Hong Kong's fresh water, 70 per cent comes from the Dongjiang River, which flows in from Shenzhen in South China's
The latest water-quality report from the State Environmental Protection Administration suggests that the quality of water
sampled from the river's mainstream can be classified as meeting the national first and second grade levels.
Peng Zhiliang, director of the Southwest China Environment Research Institute under the administration, said that the river is
actually one of the most well-protected in China.
According to the report, the quality of reservoir water in Shenzhen has improved by a wide margin because of environmental
protection efforts made by the provincial government.
Original source: GUANGZHOU (Xinhua) _
Submit by CEIN News on 8/19/1999