Water Quality 33% open

Hong Kong

What data is expected?

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.

  • Fecal coliform
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride levels
  • Nitrates
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Data per water source
  • Available for entire country

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data Location

  • http://epic.epd.gov.hk/EPICRIVER/river/display/search/ - Environmental water quality monitoring
  • http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/water_resources/water_quality/ - Drinking water quality monitoring
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format
    findable 2
    findable_steps Google drinking water quality in Hong Kong, come up with links to both sites have to search sites for water quality tab, not 100% clear where the data is.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Water Supplies Department and Environmental Protection Depatment
    characteristics Fecal coliform, Arsenic, Fluoride levels, Nitrates, Total Dissolved Solids, Data per water source, Available for entire country
    location http://epic.epd.gov.hk/EPICRIVER/river/display/search/ - Environmental water quality monitoring, http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/water_resources/water_quality/ - Drinking water quality monitoring


    Drinking water quality hasn't been updated since Sept 2016 and is in PDF but not the data itself just whether the water met the WHO standards. Environmental water quality data is at source and also gives a list of the parameters but not updated since 2015

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
    Submitters   Nisha Thompson
    Last modified   Fri Mar 10 2017 03:12:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)