Guide Tour to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir Guide Tour to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir
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In June 2021, the Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir (Ex-SSPSR) was accorded a Grade 1 historical building status by the Antiquities Advisory Board. The Water Supplies Department (WSD) has already launched a virtual tour of the service reservoir. WSD now allows restricted opening of the service reservoir for visiting by the public. The visiting programme will be conducted in the form of guided tours with a view to enhance public's understanding of the historical background and appreciate the internal structure of the Ex-SSPSR, so as to increase public’s awareness on conservation of historic waterworks buildings and heritage. WSD welcomes the general public (individuals and groups) to take part in the “Guided Tour to Ex-SSPSR”. Details of the guided tours are as follows:

Tour Details
Applicant Visiting Time Visiting Venue Assembly and Dismissal Point
Individuals Monday to Sunday : (Except Public Holidays)
  • Morning Session :
    10:00am – 11:30am
  • Afternoon Session :
    2:00pm – 3:30pm
    3:30pm – 5:00pm (Saturday only)
* Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir Berwick Street
(near the footpath outside St. Francis of Assisi’s English Primary School)
Groups Monday to Friday : (Except Public Holidays)
  • Afternoon Session :
    3:30pm – 5:00pm

* The route between the assembly/dismissal point and the Ex-SSPSR takes a walk of about 15 minutes. It consists of mainly narrow trails and stairs and certain efforts will be required. Applicants should assess their own as well as their participants’ health conditions and consider whether it is necessary to be accompanied and assisted by care takers before making application for the guided tour.

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Application Method
  1. (For individual applicants only) Please submit the application through online booking system at least FOUR days prior to the date of visit. The booking system will show and accept booking for visiting sessions of the guided tours in about 2 months and will be updated at 9:00am on the first working day of each month.
  2. (For group applicants only) Please submit the application through GovHK at least ONE month prior to the preferred date of visit (except visiting sessions in December 2021) and all the applications will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. WSD will first open the visiting sessions for group applications between 15 December 2021 and 28 February 2022. The visiting sessions between 1 March 2022 and 14 June 2022 will be open at 9:00am on 4 February 2022.
  3. For individuals requiring assistance from WSD on the online booking or for any enquiries on this event, please contact our enquiry hotline 3751 6915. The operation hour of the enquiry hotline shall be 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day (except public holidays).
Application Guidance Notes and Rules for Visit (For Individual Applicants)
  1. Participants must be at least 8 years old at the time of visit.
  2. According to the conditional exemption pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) on group gathering restrictions for the guided tours, the maximum number of participants and frontline staff in each guided tour shall not exceed 14 persons. Each guided tour will be led by one tour guide and one tour guide assistant.
  3. The minimum number of participants in each guided tour is 8. If the enrollment of the guided tour is lower than the minimum number of participants 4 days prior to the date of visit, the visit will be cancelled. WSD will notify the affected applicants separately.
  4. The maximum number of participants for each individual application is 4 (including the applicant).
  5. For persons with special needs interested in joining the guided tour, please contact WSD through our enquiry hotline (3751 6915) or fax (2511 9080) or email (public_relations_unit@wsd.gov.hk). The route between the assembly/dismissal point and the Ex-SSPSR takes a walk of about 15 minutes. It consists of mainly narrow trails and stairs and certain efforts will be required. Applicants should assess their own as well as their participants' health conditions and consider whether it is necessary to be accompanied and assisted by care takers before making application for the guided tour. Participants are responsible for their own safety during the tours. WSD staff has the right to refuse any person from joining the tour based on actual situation and needs.
  6. If the applicant wants to cancel the visit reservation, the cancellation request should be made through the online booking system at least FOUR days before the date of visit. If the applicant does not show up at the reserved visiting session without any prior notice to WSD, WSD reserves the right to refuse applications from the relevant individuals for visiting any waterworks facilities in the future.
  7. For any change in the number of participants, the applicant must make such request through our enquiry hotline (3751 6915) or fax (2511 9080) or email (public_relations_unit@wsd.gov.hk) at least one week before the date of visit. WSD's confirmation is required for all applications for change in the number of participants to become effective. Due to limitation on the number of participants for each guided tour, acceptance for change in the number of participants is subject to the final decision of WSD.
  8. All the visit reservations are not transferrable. Once it is found, the right of visits of relevant individuals will be cancelled.
  9. To enable more people to participate in the visiting programme, applicants and participants are not allowed to make duplicate booking. Once it is found, WSD reserves the right to cancel the visit of relevant individuals.
  10. Participants shall arrange their own transport to reach / leave the assembly / dismissal point.
  11. Participants are required to arrive at the assembly point on time. Lateness will not be accepted. If it is necessary to change the assembly time and/or point or even cancel the scheduled visit due to unexpected circumstances, WSD will notify the participants by telephone as soon as practicable.
  12. The visit will be cancelled automatically if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above; or Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal or above is in force within 3 hours before the visit is scheduled to begin.
  13. WSD will decide to continue or suspend the visit depending on the weather or the actual situation of the venue.
  14. WSD reserves the right to cancel any scheduled visit by giving an advance notice.
  15. WSD will take out local travel insurance for all eligible participants. Each participant will be covered by not less than HK$100,000 personal accident and medical insurance.
  16. With reference to the anti-epidemic requirements of COVID-19 set out by the Government towards the local group tours, the travel insurance mentioned in Note 15 above will include coverage against COVID-19 and therefore each applicant must provide the name and the last four alphanumeric characters written in the valid identification document as well as age at the time of visit of all the participants for insurance procurement.
  17. All participants of the guided tours (except for participants who are aged below 12 and accompanied by an adult or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. However, they are required to complete a record form for registration. They are also required to present relevant identification documents for verification at the request of the staff on-site during registration. The staff will also verify the contact numbers by making phone calls.) are required to bring with them a smartphone having installed the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application throughout the visit and are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code whenever they enter a venue (including attractions) that displays such a QR code.
  18. Participants should comply with all the anti-epidemic measures of COVID-19 set out by the Government throughout the visit.
  19. WSD will take photos and videos during the visit and may use the photos and videos for purpose of promotion and publicity. Should participants do not agree with such arrangement, please inform the tour guide on the date of visit and sign on the form of "Notice of Objection for Use of Photos and Videos Taken during the Event for the Purpose of Promotion and Publicity".
  20. WSD is exempted from all the liabilities of claims, costs, damages and expenses in respect of any damage, injury or loss to the participants or their properties occasioned by or in any way arising from the visit or any purpose pertaining to or associated with the visit.
Application Guidance Notes and Rules for Visit (For Group Applicants)
  1. Participants must be at least 8 years old at the time of visit.
  2. According to the conditional exemption pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) on group gathering restrictions for the guided tours, the maximum number of participants and frontline staff in each guided tour shall not exceed 14 persons. Each guided tour will be led by one tour guide and one tour guide assistant.
  3. The minimum number of participants for each application of a school or an organisation is 8 including teachers or staff.
  4. Schools or organisations are not allowed to make profit by arranging visit tours to WSD's installations. All the visit reservations are not transferrable. Once it is found, the right of visits of relevant schools or organisations will be cancelled.
  5. Upon receipt of the application, WSD will inform the successful group applicants through SMS and email at least 3 weeks before the date of visit.
  6. For groups with special needs interested in joining the guided tour, please contact WSD through our enquiry hotline (3751 6915) or fax (2511 9080) or email (public_relations_unit@wsd.gov.hk). The route between the assembly/dismissal point and the Ex-SSPSR takes a walk of about 15 minutes. It consists of mainly narrow trails and stairs and certain efforts will be required. Applicants should assess the health conditions of their group members and consider whether it is necessary to be accompanied and assisted by care takers before making application for the guided tours. Participants are responsible for their own safety during the tours. WSD staff has the right to refuse any person from joining the tour based on actual situation and needs.
  7. If the applicant wants to cancel the visit reservation. The cancellation request should be made at least TWO weeks before the date of visit through our enquiry hotline (3751 6915), fax (2511 9080) or email (public_relations_unit@wsd.gov.hk). If the applicant does not show up at the reserved visiting session without any prior notice to WSD, WSD reserves the right to refuse applications from relevant parties for visiting any waterworks facilities in the future.
  8. Participants shall arrange their own transport to reach / leave the assembly / dismissal point.
  9. Participants are required to arrive at the assembly point on time. Lateness will not be accepted. If it is necessary to change the assembly time and/or point or even cancel the scheduled visit due to unexpected circumstances, WSD will notify the participants by telephone as soon as practicable.
  10. To enable more schools or organisations to participate in the programme, a school or an organisation could at most participate four guided tours.
  11. The visit will be cancelled automatically if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above; or Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal or above is in force within 3 hours before the visit is scheduled to begin.
  12. WSD will decide to continue or suspend the visit depending on the weather or the actual situation of the venue.
  13. WSD reserves the right to cancel any scheduled visit by giving an advance notice.
  14. WSD will take out local travel insurance for all eligible participants. Each participant will be covered by not less than HK$100,000 personal accident and medical insurance.
  15. With reference to the anti-epidemic requirements of COVID-19 set out by the Government towards the local group tours, the travel insurance mentioned in Note 14 above will include coverage against COVID-19 and therefore each applicant must provide the name and the last four alphanumeric characters written in the valid identification document as well as age at the time of visit of all the participants for insurance procurement.
  16. All participants of the guided tours (except for participants who are aged below 12 and accompanied by an adult or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. However, they are required to complete a record form for registration. They are also required to present relevant identification documents for verification at the request of the staff on-site during registration. The staff will also verify the contact numbers by making phone calls.) are required to bring with them a smartphone having installed the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application throughout the visit and are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code whenever they enter a venue (including attractions) that displays such a QR code.
  17. Participants should comply with all the anti-epidemic measures of COVID-19 set out by the Government throughout the visit.
  18. WSD will take photos and videos during the visit and may use the photos and videos for purpose of promotion and publicity. Should participants do not agree with such arrangement, please inform the tour guide on the day of visit and sign on the form of "Notice of Objection for Use of Photos and Videos Taken during the Event for the Purpose of Promotion and Publicity".
  19. WSD is exempted from all the liabilities of claims, costs, damages and expenses in respect of any damage, injury or loss to the participants or their properties occasioned by or in any way arising from the visit or any purpose pertaining to or associated with the visit.
Guidance Notes for Participants
  1. Points to note before the visit:
    • Participants should ensure that their health conditions are good on the date of visit. If there is any discomfort, it is not recommended to participate in the visit.
    • For the sake of safety, staff of the Water Supplies Department (WSD) may reject anyone whose health conditions are considered unsuitable for participation and those who have symptoms of infectious diseases from participating in the visit.
    • Staff of WSD will measure the body temperature of the participants at the assembly point. If the body temperature of a participant is higher than 37.5°C, our staff will terminate his/her participation in the visit.
  2. Recommended participants’ equipment:
    • Please wear suitable clothes and sport shoes.
    • Anti-epidemic supplies (including back-up face masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wet tissues)
    • Anti-mosquito products (such as mosquito repellent)
    • Earphones with 3.5mm Plug (to connect individual audio receivers to be distributed during the visit)
  3. Points to note during the visit:
    • Please follow the tour guide’s instructions during the visit and do not get into forbidden areas (e.g. areas fenced off by railings) to stay safe. WSD will not be responsible for any injuries.
    • Participants should pay attention to their own safety and take care of their personal belongings during the visit. WSD will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
    • Please do not leave the tour during the visit without notification. If participants have to take an early leave, they are required to fill in the early leave form.
    • Participants are requested to wear a face mask at all times and not to drink or eat throughout the visit (except drinking water and taking medicine).
    • Participants are reminded to maintain good personal hygiene and appropriate social distancing throughout the visit.
    • Please do not perform any actions that could potentially harm any surroundings or any part of structures throughout the visit (e.g. drawing on the wall, kicking the stone pillar, etc). WSD reserves the right to claim compensation for any loss or damage.
Personal Data Collection Statement

The Water Supplies Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("WSD") is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through WSD’s “Guided Tour to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir” Internet website are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).

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