All clear for DB tap water

Good news for Discovery Bay residents after further tests by City Management showed there were no excessive levels of lead in DB water samples.

In an email to residents, Islands District Council Member (Discovery Bay) Amy Yung said four water samples were taken from Peninsula, Beach and Greenvale Villages and the Plaza.

The extra samples were taken at the request of residents after initial testing was conducted in July, after the lead in water scandal erupted in Hong Kong.

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Read Amy’s full letter:

Dear DB residents,
Re: No Excessive Levels of Lead Found in DB Water Samples
Further to my email of 28 July 2015 assuring DB residents that four water samples taken from Peninsula, Beach and Greenvale villages, and the Plaza did not contain excessive levels of lead, a number of residents approached me to request that I take additional samples.
The following list shows the dates and places where the 28 samples were taken for testing by the Hong Kong Productivity Council.
Water Testing Report (Lead Level)
Sampling Date Reported Date Village Land/Court / Drive Block/Floor Lead (ug/L) (<10 = Safe)*
20/7/2015 23/7/2015 Beach Seahorse 4 <1
20/7/2015 23/7/2015 Peninsula Verdant 10 <1
20/7/2015 23/7/2015 Greenvale Greenish 3 <1
20/7/2015 23/7/2015 Peninsula Verdant 5 <1
20/7/2015 23/7/2015 Near DB Pier <1
26/7/2015 3/8/2015 Hillgrove Elegance 18 <1
26/7/2015 3/8/2015 Amalfi 3 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 Chianti 1 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 Parkvale Village Woodgreen 4 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 Peninsula Coastline 32 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 LA Costa 2 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 Parkridge Sunrise 8 <1
27/7/2015 3/8/2015 Headland Headland <1
28/7/2015 3/8/2015 Beach Seabee Lane 5 <1
28/7/2015 6/8/2015 Parkvale Woodgreen 4 <1
31/7/2015 6/8/2015 Siena 1 6 <1
31/7/2015 6/8/2015 Greenvale Greenfield 17 <1
3/8/2015 7/8/2015 Parkvale Parkvale 1 <1
5/8/2015 13/8/2015 Peninsula Blossom 8 <1
6/8/2015 13/8/2015 Parkvale Woodland 10 <1
6/8/2015 13/8/2015 Peninsula Crestmont 47 <1
6/8/2015 13/8/2015 Parkridge Parkland 9 <1
10/8/2015 14/8/2015 Beach Seabee 5 <1
10/8/2015 14/8/2015 La Vista Vista Court 9 <1
11/8/2015 19/8/2015 Siena One 2 <1
17/8/2015 19/8/2015 DB Plaza drinking water fountain <1
17/8/2015 19/8/2015 Midvale Bay View 4 2
4/9/2015 11/9/2015 Parkridge Starview 14 <1
All samples were taken by DB residents. Clear instructions were given that water samples should be taken early in the morning using clean bottles provided by the HK Productivity Council.
According to the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality issued by the World Health Organization, the health-based guideline value for lead is no more than 10 ug/L.
I am pleased to inform you that all tests recorded lead levels significantly below this level. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those DB residents who helped me in conducting these tests.
Yours sincerely,
Amy Yung
Islands District Council Member (Discovery Bay)

 

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