Officials never intended to keep Legco in the dark on the Dongjiang water supply deal, Acting Chief Secretary for Administration Michael Suen Ming-yeung said. In a government response to the Public Accounts Committee's findings on the water supply fiasco, Mr Suen said he recognised concern about the quality of water and said there was a need to improve communication with both Legco and the public. As a result, the Advisory Committee on the Quality of Water Supplies has been set up with representation from academics, professionals, local district representatives and green groups. An Audit Report published last October said the water supply deal was inflexible and had led to an overflow of reservoirs. As a result, $1.72 billion was wasted. It also revealed that the quality of the water was poor. In April, the committee criticised serving and retired officials for supplying inaccurate information over the deterioration of the quality of water supplied from Guangdong.