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Drainage and covid19 Kowloon bay
10 December 2020

John Herbert, hong kong energy saving expert, BEAM expert
John Herbert
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Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay is a residential estate with twenty-two (22) high rise tower blocks, and a low rise shopping centre building.

Block 6 has a cluster of covid19 cases on different floors of the same building, and all living in flat D -- which points to the drainage system. At the time of writing, there are seven cases in Block 6, plus one case in Block 4, and one case in Block 18.

The Government is investigating, With BD, EPD and HA visiting the building. However, RTHK NEWS interviewed some Block 6 residents who said the drainage in the building was leaky, without adding anymore details.

This type of COVID19 cluster should not surprize anyone, it is not the first and will not be the last, the condition of drainage systems in ong Kong is appalling, if one person becomes infected with covid19 it is easy to imagine more residents in the same building contracting the virus.

Any broken, or damaged piping risks spreading germs, bacteria or virus into the air, a source for human infection. Just like SARS in 2003, COVID19 is spread through the air.

The following photographs show examples of Hong Kong sub-standard drainage work:

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About the Author

John Herbert is a veteran chief engineer with more than 30 years international engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom, he has worked in the United Kingdom and then across Asia for more than two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA), a BEAM Professional, and stationed in Hong Kong.



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date: 21-01-21