The Western Salt Water Service Reservoirs are the first reservoirs in Hong Kong to be built in rock caverns. The facility, comprising two saltwater service reservoirs with a total capacity of 12,000 cubic meters managed by the Water Supplies Department, provides flushing water to tens of thousands of residents in the Central and Western Districts.
The reservoirs were relocated from the grounds of the University of Hong Kong to the current site in a mountain cavern in 2009 to make way for the University's Centennial Campus. The award-winning undertaking provided an innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to repurposing land for space-starved Hong Kong while retaining key utility services.
Members are invited to take part in a visit to the Western Salt Water Service Reservoirs at the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam on 18 September to learn more about its design features and construction method of the caverns. Members will also be introduced to the salt water flushing system in Hong Kong and the operation of the Western Salt Water Service Reservoirs to gain a better appreciation of and understanding on the reliable supply of salt water in Hong Kong.
Owing to limited places, priority will be given to corporate members. The Chamber and the hosting party reserve the right to reject any applications.
The tentative itinerary is as follows:
10:00 Coach pick up at Admiralty
10:25 Arrive at Western Salt Water Service Reservoirs
10:30 Introduction to the operation of the reservoirs and salt water flushing system by the Water Supplies Department
11:30 End of tour and depart for Admiralty
Note to participants: The participation fee is charged by the Chamber for transportation and administrative purposes.