The first stage of the Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant started its operation on 22 December. Upon entering into full operation, the plant will meet around 5% of the overall fresh water demand in Hong Kong with a water production capacity at 135,000m3 per day. The plant, together with the Pak Kong Water Treatment Works and the Tseung Kwan O Primary Fresh Water Service Reservoir, will supply drinking water to Sai Kung, as well as parts of East Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.