Reservoirs in Hong Kong

On the market

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Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

Liquid assets

Understanding how essential public infrastructure works such as reservoirs came about is - to many people - history's boring side. But without some comprehension of how these vital adjuncts of civilised modern life evolved, their broader context, and how that intersects with the present day, will remain obscure.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Baluk steps up game to score first veteran win

Tuen Mun-based athlete Dana Baluk surprised herself with victory in the opening leg of the Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong Adidas Reservoir Series at Aberdeen yesterday, while in the men's overall event a photo finish decided the winner.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Hong Kong is home to many engineering marvels. Skyscrapers, cross-harbour tunnels and, of course, Chek Lap Kok airport, figure high in the popular imagination. But the most significant - and under-recognised - is the city's network of freshwater reservoirs.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

HKU project makes the grade for going with nature's flow

Students at the University of Hong Kong's new Centennial Campus will attend classes close to two giant reservoirs of flushing water serving an estimated 120,000 people.

But they will be blissfully unaware of their watery neighbours because the saltwater is housed in caverns cut into Lung Fu Shan, the mountain at the foot of which the campus will sit.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Six reservoirs win monument status

The waterworks of six pre-war reservoirs were declared monuments yesterday, recognising their contribution to the city's growth.

The 41 structures, of the Pok Fu Lam, Tai Tam, Wong Nai Chung, Kowloon, Aberdeen and Shing Mun reservoirs, are mostly intact and still in service.

19 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Paddle boats at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park

There are few better summer activities than boating - especially when the setting is one of Hong Kong's reservoir parks.

Originally built in 1899, Wong Nai Chung was once the city's water source, but was converted into a recreational park in 1986 because it was too small and too costly to use.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Water shortage fears swept away

The downpour may have brought floods, but it has also eradicated fears of a water shortage that rose during the region's worst drought in 55 years.

The Water Supplies Department, which at one point was saying water might have to be rationed, said yesterday Hong Kong might take less water from the mainland than planned.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


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24 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Man's body found floating in reservoir

The body of a man who apparently drowned was found at the Shek Lei Pui Reservoir yesterday.

It was discovered floating in the water about 7am and police were alerted. Firemen lifted the body out of the water.

A wallet with no identification documents inside was found on the man, who police believe was in his 50s.

17 May 2004 - 12:00am

HK touts pay-as-we-use water deal

Environment chief says the proposal, which would see ceiling on supply scrapped, could reduce waste

Hong Kong has proposed paying only for water it uses - an idea that could conserve water for Guangdong, the environment chief said yesterday.

23 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Graffiti will be removed

I refer to the letter from Vivienne Brown about graffiti on a slope at Tai Tam Road (South China Morning Post, July 13).

The graffiti is located at the upper part of a shotcreted slope. The Water Supplies Department has arranged for it to be removed by the middle of this month.

8 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Filthy conditions for beleaguered turtles

I visited Tai Tam Country Park the weekend before last and was disgusted to see a lot of rubbish floating in Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir.

There were polystyrene lunch boxes, plastic drinks bottles and plastic bags in the water. Several turtles were swimming through this debris searching for food.

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Taxi driver takes his life

A debt-ridden taxi driver gassed himself with charcoal fumes in his cab in Kam Shan Country Park, Cheung Sha Wan yesterday. The 46-year-old man was found slumped by a passer-by in the driving seat of the taxi in the country park near Shek Lei Pui Reservoir at about 11.30am. He was certified dead at the scene when emergency crews arrived.

29 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Coach sees rowing gains in reservoirs

Hong Kong can become an international training centre for rowing if its reservoirs are opened for water sports, the head coach of the SAR's rowing team says.

23 Mar 2002 - 12:00am