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Tap Water

Letters to the Editor, December 21, 2012

HMS Chatham during the handover. Photo: Martin Chan

The advocacy group Hong Kong Alternatives is concerned about revised plans for a hotel at the West Kowloon Cultural District. In the cultural hub authority's widely publicised architectural layouts as of September last year, the proposed hotel was meant to be no more than five storeys, which would mean it would be around 20 to 30 metres high.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 1:34am 4 comments

Project has a silver lining

Constant renewal is a hallmark of cities such as London, where urban regeneration projects bring vibrancy and create investment opportunities.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Water is declared safe after bug alert

The water at the new government headquarters in Admiralty is safe to use, a microbiology specialist says, after tests conducted following disinfection found all but one of more than 200 samples free of a potentially fatal bacteria.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cut the plastic wate - say no to bottled water

It is everywhere - in the gym, on the air plane, on sale at every corner store and handed out on field trips. Bottled water has become an everyday item.

What would you rather drink: a fancy bottle of water with a pretty picture of mountains and a stream on it, or a glass poured from the tap?

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The truth about water

Bottled water has been making inroads in Hong Kong and on the mainland. It is convenient for people who do not trust their water sources and drink only boiled water.

24 May 2010 - 12:00am

Adverts transform tap water into fine liqueur

New York

There may be no such thing as a free lunch in this world. But New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg wants people to believe they can get a free treat in the city. It is easily accessible and flows from the taps of rich and poor alike - yes, he's talking about tap water.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

So, why are we afraid of water?

A poll has shown nearly two-thirds of people think tap water is unsafe to drink, prompting a green group to urge water chiefs to find out why.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Plain tap water

It is good to see the Consumer Council is on the mark and quickly brings us information about such things as the fact that most mineral water contains no more of the good stuff than tap water.

However, the council was beaten to it 26 years ago by journalist Chris Hilton, in an RTHK production investigative report into mineral, distilled and spring waters.

27 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Beijing opens water supply to foreign firms

China plans to put an end to the state monopoly of the country's vast urban water supply system by allowing private investors to build tap water distribution systems. Insiders believe the move will improve the tap water quality of many cities and will help revamp the country's loss-making water supply businesses.

23 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Water hygiene legislation planned

Updated at 6.45pm: The Advisory Committee on the Quality of Water Supplies is seeking legislation to control the hygiene of water tanks and pipes in buildings so people can drink safely from taps.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

New book aims to tap into history

Memories of when reservoirs dried up and water was supplied only once every four days are being revived as officials scour through old files to compile a book on the 150-year history of Hong Kong's water supplies.

1 Jan 2001 - 12:00am


On July 20, for the third time in three months, residents in Mid-Levels suffered disruption of their supply of tap water.

31 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Water fear

I THINK that tapwater in Hongkong is very dirty. My family boils the water, but this does not seem to do any good.

Can the Water Supplies Department do something to improve the quality of tapwater as I am concerned that it may not be safe to drink? SAMINA YASMEEN New Territories

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am