Tung Chung water restored after overnight outage

Water supply was restored to Tung Chung this morning after government staff repaired a burst pipe that had cut supply to the whole district.

A burst pipe at Sheung Ling Pei between Yu Tung Rd and Tung Chung Rd cut drinking water to Tung Chung New Town and surrounding villages at noon Tuesday.

Among the premises affected was North Lantau Hospital.  A spokesperson told Apple Daily it had ample supply of water from its backup water tank. The Water Supplies Department (WSD) also sent a water truck to the hospital.

The 150mm-diameter pipe between  on the edge of Tung Chung was part of the main pipe that supplied the town and therefore impacted the entire suburb. WSD staff restored supply at 6am today.

Meanwhile, some Discovery Bay residents were without flushing water for up to two days after a pipe burst on Sunday.

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