城門水塘 Shing Mun Reservoir

城門水塘(英語:Shing Mun Reservoir)是香港新界西南部的一個水塘,位於荃灣區城門谷一帶(城門郊野公園),為第一個把所儲存的水由新界區輸往港島區使用的水塘。為區別下城門水塘,城門水塘又稱為上城門水塘。亦因如此,廣義上,城門水塘是指上城門水塘及下城門水塘;而狹義上,城門水塘則是上城門水塘的真正名稱。由於興建時是正值英國國王佐治五世登基25年(1935年),上城門水塘亦名為銀禧水塘。由於整個城門水塘群剛好處於新界東與西的分界線上,上城門水塘被劃屬界線以西(屬荃灣區),下水塘則劃入界線以東(屬沙田區),所以,從廣義而言,城門水塘地既處新界西,亦處新界東。而貫穿兩地者便是1990年通車、同樣以該地地名「城門」命名的城門隧道,其共兩組隧道之間均以高架橋連接,並正正在下城門水塘和城門峽上方跨過。

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir II 大潭篤水塘 II

As part of the Tai Tam scheme, the colonial government commenced the construction of Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir in 1912, the project was completed in 1917, cost 2.46 million Hong Kong dollars and had a 1.42 – billion – gallon capacity upon completion. The dam, designed by Daniel Jaffe, was 60 feet tall and 800 feet wide, 12 arches supported by half round granite columns were also built to prop up the Tai Tam road connecting Stanley and Chai Wan. Governor Henry May officially announced the completion of the reservoir on 2nd February 1918 and the reservoir operates until now.