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Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir [1918- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1918-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

History:

Tai Tam Water Supply System possessed a potential for development because of its geographical location and conditions. It is the main source of water supply in early 20th century. The Tai Tam Extension Project involved the construction of the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir in phase two.

The construction of Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir was commenced in 1912 and completed in 1918. When the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir was completed, the total capacity of the reservoirs in Tai Tam had risen to 1.42 billion gallons. The Governor, Henry May, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Tai Tai Tuk Reservoir on 2 February 1918. The plaque that marked the event is classified as Grade I historic built heritage and can still be found by the roadside near the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Dam. Tai Tam Reservoir Road is at the western side connecting Tai Tam Road and Wong Nai Chung Road. There are four traditional English style stone bridges at Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir. The circular shadow of the bridge base in the water is beautiful. The giant dam is a spectacular structure across the Tai Tam Valley. The four stone bridges, the dam, the valve house and the plaque are classified as Grade I historic buildings.

From: http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/education/history/the_legacy_of_waterworks/tai_...

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David

This photograph was taken beside the Tai Tam Tuk reservoir not far from the Tai Tam road.

Andrew

Thanks Andrew, I've corrected the name.

Regards, David