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22 Historic Structures of Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs

To cater for the ever-increasing demand for water after the completion of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, much larger reservoirs and more complex water supply systems were constructed as part of the Tai Tam Scheme and Tai Tam Tuk Scheme between 1883 and 1917. The improved water supply provided by the construction as part of these two schemes of Tai Tam Upper Reservoir (completed in 1888), Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir (completed in 1904), Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir (completed in 1907) and Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir (completed in 1917) (which are today known collectively as the Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs) allowed the forces of urbanisation gradually to spread from Central and Western to the eastern side of Hong Kong Island and expand the city’s built-up area.

Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs


Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam / Bowen Road


Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam

6 Central (Exchange Square) - Stanley Prison
41A North Point Ferry Pier - Wah Fu (Central)
76 Causeway Bay (Pennington Street) - Shek Pai Wan
314 Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) - Stanley (Beach / Market) (operated on Sundays & Public Holidays Only)

New World First Bus
14 Stanley Fort (Gate) - Grand Promenade
63 Stanley Prison - North Point Ferry Pier (operated on Mondays to Saturdays)
66 Stanley Plaza (Ma Hang) - Central (Exchange Square)

Bowen Road

Green Minibus (GMB)
9 Central (City Hall) - Bowen Road (Circular)

Reference :
For more details concerning the historic waterworks facilities, please refer to the following website

Water Supplies Department

The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.


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