Antiquities and Monuments Office | Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
GovHK | Graphical Mode | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese | Search | Site Map | Contact Us [ Size 1 | Size 2 | Size 3 ]
Main | About Us | Contact Us | What's New | Archaeology | Historic Buildings | Declared Monuments | Heritage Impact Assessment | Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre | Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre | Heritage Trails | Docent Services | Archaeological Display at Sung Wong Toi Station | Wun Yiu Exhibition | Online Exhibition | Friends of Heritage | Young Friends of Heritage | FAQ | Links | Research Resources and Reports | Download Area
Declared Monuments > Declared Monuments | Hong Kong Island | Kowloon | New Territories | Outlying Islands
Hong Kong Island6 Historic Structures of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir
Water supply in Hong Kong before the 1860s mainly relied on basic sources such as wells and streams. The continual increase in the population and the accompanying expansion of the city from the middle of the 19th century onwards made the permanent provision of fresh water resources a matter of great urgency and accelerated the construction of reservoirs. The first water supply scheme was mooted during the governorship of Sir Hercules Robinson from 1859 to 1865. Completed in 1863, Pok Fu Lam Reservoir was the first reservoir ever built in Hong Kong; a series of extensions was undertaken between 1866 and 1877.
6 Historic Structures of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir were declared monuments in 2009.
Pok Fu Lam Reservoir
Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road, Pok Fu Lam
Please search the routes of different transportation modes for pre-trip planning.
For more details concerning the historic waterworks facilities, please refer to the following website
Water Supplies Department
End of page