Hong Kong Governor Sir Murray MacLehose unveils a commemorative stone to mark the opening of the High Island Reservoir in November 1978. Picture: SCMP

Why Hong Kong built reservoir to double its water storage, with rationing still a recent memory

A response to rising demand for water from a growing population and an increase in homes with running water, High Island Reservoir was opened in 1978

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Hong Kong Governor Sir Murray MacLehose unveils a commemorative stone to mark the opening of the High Island Reservoir in November 1978. Picture: SCMP
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