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Kowloon Byewash Reservoir [1931- ]

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 12:50

The Kowloon Byewash Reservoir was completed in 1931. Its completion was reported in the Public Works Department's Annual Report for that year:

141.    Water from the new Byewash Dam became available on 16th January, 1931. This dam which forms the connecting link between the Kowloon Reservoir and the Shing Mun Supply has a capacity of 185.50 million gallons and provides a much needed addition to the mainland storage.

Old Pokfulam Reservoir [1863-1978]

Submitted by Klaus on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 23:17

The very first dam in Hong Kong was built at Pokfulam. A masonry dam was built across "Pokfoolum" valley to collect rainwater. For the transport of water to Victoria, a ten-inch cast-iron pipe was laid from the reservoir along todays Pok Fu Lam Road to finally Bonham Road. The work was finished in 1863, the reservoir had a capacity of 2 million gallons (9100 m3). The dam was near the (todays) Jockey Club  PHAB Centre, the reservoir stretched out to near Douglas Castle.

In 1978, the old dam was demolished in construction works.