Raise charges to cut water waste

Innovation is as much about setting an example for others to follow as coming up with new ideas.

Saturday, 29 October, 2011, 12:00am

HK agrees to pay Guangdong more for water

Hong Kong will pay HK$11.2 billion to continue importing water from the Dongjiang, or East River, in Guangdong under a three-year deal that locks in the flow of up to 2.46 billion cubic metres as competition for water grows among Chinese cities.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cabbies given engine-stalling answer

Cabbies plagued by stalling cars in the past two winters are being offered a solution.

The government has approved the installation of filters that trap impurities, improve performance and, according to a taxi association, will be able to prove the truth or otherwise of claims by gas supplier Sinopec that its product did not cause the problem.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Solution to combat air pollution

There appears to be no end in sight to Hong Kong's pollution woes. On most days, the air is filled with smog.

The city's filthy air has resulted in an increasing demand for home air purifiers.

Teresa Lam, from IQ Air, has seen a 30 per cent growth in demand for air purifiers over the past 12 months.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Salty tale

Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong, say officials. Is this a viable process for the city, given that it is expensive and requires a lot of electricity? Write to us.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Desalination 'not needed for at least 20 years'

Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong - at a cost, according to the Water Supplies Department.

But water from the mainland should adequately meet demand for the coming two decades, it says in a paper.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Thirsty work

It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant and secure Hong Kong its own supply of drinking water, the environment chief has revealed. Do you think this is money worth spending?

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12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Desalination feasible with help of new technology

Reverse osmosis could provide a backup water supply, but cost would be high

More than 20 years after it was abandoned, desalination could return as a backup to the city's water supply, but in a very different form.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Shake-up for old faithful

Reconstruction of the Ocean nine at the spectacular Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club is nearing completion, with the Highland nine getting similar treatment next year

Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club is widely known throughout the golfing world as being located on one of the most scenic pieces of coastline on the planet.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Purifiers have limited impact on air quality, says consumer body

Air purifiers can remove pollutants such as dust and smoke, but people relying on them to deliver totally clean air may not breathe easy after the Consumer Council released test results on 10 different models.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


THERE'S NOTHING LIKE a bout of Sars to get us thinking about the air we breathe. According to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), indoor air pollution can be responsible for irritations of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue, as well as asthma and lung disorders.

3 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Air in an airliner is far fresher than in an office building

May I lay to rest some widespread myths and untruths that have appeared in your newspaper. One is the myth that 'aircraft have highly recirculated air', as expressed by your medical columnist ('Your guide to Sars', South China Morning Post, April 3).

5 Apr 2003 - 12:00am


Lawmakers rejected a motion by non-affiliated Lui Ming-wah urging the government to study the latest desalination technology to prepare for the long-term drinking water needs of Hong Kong. The Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works, Sarah Liao Sau-tung, said the cost of desalination was still higher than buying water from Guangdong.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


AND ON WE GO. Why, you may ask, make so much fuss about little Eco-Tek Holding's particulate trap for light diesel engines? It represents only a HK$50 million Government programme, mere pocket money.

25 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


IF YOU LIVE near a Caltex petrol station you may increasingly have noticed taxis pulling up to have that oval-shaped particulate filter on their exhausts removed and cleaned. They should be doing it every two days and public light buses (PLB) every day.

24 Jan 2002 - 12:00am