INCREASINGLY filthy water together with shark warnings are making the water off beaches increasingly unhealthy.
The water quality at five beaches got worse, while none improved, figures released by the Environmental Protection Department yesterday show.
Hong Kong South: Big Wave Bay, fair; Chung Hom Kok, good; Deep Water Bay, good; Hairpin, fair; Middle Bay, fair; Repulse Bay, good; Shek O, fair; South Bay, good; St Stephen's, good; Turtle Cove, good; Stanley Main, poor; Rocky Bay, closed; To Tei Wan (non-gazetted), good.
Tuen Mun District: Golden Beach, fair; Old Cafeteria, closed; New Cafeteria, fair; Castle Peak, closed; Kadoorie, fair; Butterfly, poor.
Sai Kung District: Campers, good; Clear Water Bay 1st Beach, fair; Clear Water Bay 2nd Beach, fair; Hap Mun Bay, fair; Kiu Tsui, good; Pak Sha Chau, good; Silverstrand, fair; Hebe Haven, fair.
Islands District: Cheung Sha Upper, good; Cheung Sha Lower, poor; Discovery Bay (non-gazetted), fair; Hung Shing Yeh, good; Kwun Yam Wan, fair; Tong Fuk, good; Lo So Shing, good; Pui O, fair; Silvermine Bay, fair; Tung Wan, Cheung Chau, fair; Tung O (non-gazetted), good.
Tsuen Wan District: Anglers', closed; Approach, very poor; Casam, poor; Gemini, poor; Hoi Mei Wan, poor; Lido, poor; Ting Kau, very poor; Tung Wan, Ma Wan, fair.