Kowloon Reservoir was the first reservoir in the New Territories. Completed in 1910, 3 more reservoirs were built nearby in subsequent years, providing almost 3 million cubic metres of storage for the city.
The Byewash Reservoir was completed in 1931 and can hold 0.22 million cubic metres. As of 16 March 2022, it was only 27% full.
In the distance is the much larger Kowloon Reservoir.
The Kowloon Reservoir holds over 1.2 million cubic metres of water and was over 80% full.
This area is the Kam Shan Country Park, with lots of hiking trails and monkeys to snatch your bags hoping it is good food.
To the west is Shek Lei Pui Reservoir, which was completed in 1925 and can hold 0.21 million cubic metres of water.
The smallest is the Kowloon Reception Reservoir that was completed in 1926, holding 0.11 million cubic metres.
Meanwhile, the city is not too far behind. Several bus routes come near these reservoirs, and it is only a short 10 minute walk from the Shek Lei Pui Reservoir bus stop to the dam for either the Byewash or main reservoirs.