Two people have been fined HK$500 for swimming in the Man Cheung Po infinity pool at Yi O.
The site, a 30-minute walk from Tai O, is a popular summer destination for its spectacular waterfall and pool, but is also protected under the Waterworks Ordinance.
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) received a complaint that people had entered the water catchment area in June and worked with police to identify the offenders, the Oriental Daily reports.
The two were convicted in West Kowloon Magistrates Court on July 24 for being in a water catchment area in violation of the Waterworks Ordinance.
Under the Waterworks Ordinance, it is an offence for any person to enter a water facility to swim, with a penalty of a fine of up to $50,000 and two years’ prison.