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"Excursion with Water Save Dave" Visiting Programme (For Individuals and Groups)

Notice (Updated as at 25.8.2021)

Water Supplies Department (WSD) is now accepting applications for the guided tours to waterworks installations under Theme 1 and Theme 2 of the "Excursion with Water Save Dave" Visiting Programme. The guided tours to the waterworks installations under Theme 3 will continue to be suspended. Depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic situation and other factors, WSD would make further arrangement. If there are any latest updates about the event, we will announce it at the earliest.

"Excursion with Water Save Dave" Visiting Programme, to be conducted by way of guided tours, comprises visits to various waterworks facilities under three themes.  It aims to introduce the historical background and significance of various waterworks facilities, enhancing public’s knowledge of water resources and raising their awareness of water conservation.

The following guided tours to waterworks facilities are now opened to individuals and organisations for visit by prior application:

Theme Name of Facilities Visiting Time* Assembly Point Assembly Time Dismissal Point Dismissal Time

Theme 1: Our Water Resources and Nature

High Island Reservoir and Plover Cove Reservoir are respectively the Hong Kong’s largest reservoir and the world's first freshwater coastal reservoir.  Participants can visit these two reservoirs to understand their history while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

High Island ReservoirLeaflet PDF

Friday:
Afternoon

Saturday and Sunday: 
Morning or Afternoon

Ma On Shan Plaza (Next to Bayshore Towers)
Location Map

Morning session:
9:30am

Afternoon session:
2:30pm

Ma On Shan Plaza (Next to Bayshore Towers)
Location Map

Morning session:
around 12:30pm

Afternoon session:
around 5:30pm

Plover Cove ReservoirLeaflet PDF

Tai Po Market MTR Station Exit A2 (Next to Uptown Plaza
Location Map

Tai Po Market MTR Station Exit A2 (Next to Uptown Plaza
Location Map

Theme 2: Waterworks Heritage Trails

Participants can witness various historic waterworks structures along the heritage trails and learn the water supply history of Hong Kong.

Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage TrailLeaflet PDF

Thursday:
Afternoon

Saturday and Sunday: Morning or Afternoon

Wanchai MTR Station Exit B1 (Next to Southorn Centre)
Location Map

Wanchai MTR Station Exit B1 (Next to Southorn Centre)
Location Map

Kowloon Waterworks Heritage TrailLeaflet PDF

Tai Wai MTR Station Exit A
Location Map

Tai Wai MTR Station Exit A
Location Map

Theme 3: Fresh Water Treatment and Quality Control

Participants can learn the water treatment process and daily operation of a water treatment works as well as the water supply system in Hong Kong.

Ma On Shan Water Treatment Works 

Leaflet PDF

Monday and Wednesday:
Afternoon

Saturday and Sunday:
Morning or Afternoon

(The guided tours under Theme 3 will continue to be suspended.  If there are any latest updates, we will announce it at the earliest.)

Ma On Shan Plaza (next to Bayshore Towers)

Ma On Shan Plaza (next to Bayshore Towers)

Ngau Tam Mei Water Treatment Works 

Leaflet PDF

Kam Sheung Road MTR Station Exit D

Kam Sheung Road MTR Station Exit D

Tai Po Water Treatment Works 

Leaflet PDF

Tai Po Market MTR Station Exit A2 (Next to Uptown Plaza

Tai Po Market MTR Station Exit A2 (Next to Uptown Plaza

Booking Schedule

Guidance Note for Participants

Application Methods

  1. Please submit the application through the online platform (https://eform.one.gov.hk/form/wsd001/), or return the completed application form by fax (2824 0578) or email (wsdinfo@wsd.gov.hk) to Water Supplies Department at least ONE month prior to the date of visit.
  2. For enquiries on this event, please contact our enquiry hotline 2180 9676 (Theme 1) and 2368 3933 (Theme 2).
  3. Written Application Forms:
    Application Form (Individual) for Visits of “Excursion with Water Save Dave”
    Application Form (Group) For Visits of “Excursion with Water Save Dave”

Application Guidance Notes and Rules for Visit to Waterworks Installations

  1. Application shall be submitted at least ONE month prior to the date of visit.
  2. Please refer to the booking schedule for the available visiting session. The schedule will be updated from time to time to show the latest booking situation of the visits. Please be reminded that the schedule is for reference only, availability of visiting session is subject to change based on the actual situation of application.
  3. Participant must be 8 years old on the activity day.
  4. With reference to the conditional exemption for local group tours under the group gathering restrictions as stipulated in the prevailing Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G), the maximum number of participants in each guided tour shall not exceed 30 persons. Each guided tour will be led by two tour guides.
  5. (For individual applicants) The minimum number of participants and operation staff in each guided tour is 15. The maximum number of participants for each application is 4 (including the applicant).
  6. (For group applicants) The minimum number of participants for each application of a school or an organisation is 15, including teachers or staff.  If the applicant group includes person with special needs, WSD will adjust the minimum number of participants in the group having regard to the actual situation.  Please contact WSD through the enquiry channels in the below Note 8 of the Application Guidance Notes and Rules for Visit to Waterworks Installations, if necessary.
  7. (For group applicants) Schools or organisations are not allowed to make profit by arranging visit tours to WSD’s facilities.
  8. For interested persons or groups with special needs, please contact WSD through our enquiry hotline (Theme 1) 2180 9676; (Theme 2) 2368 3933 or by fax (2824 0578) or email (wsdinfo@wsd.gov.hk). Applicants should assess their own and their group members’ health condition and consider whether it is necessary to be accompanied and assisted by care takers before making application; Participants are responsible for taking care of their own safety during the tours. The WSD staff has right to refuse any applicant from joining the tour based on actual needs and conditions.
  9. A notice of cancellation is required at least one week before the date of visit if the applicant wants to cancel the visit booking. The cancellation request should be made through our enquiry hotline (Theme 1) 2180 9676 ; (Theme 2) 2368 3933 or by fax (2824 0578) or email (wsdinfo@wsd.gov.hk). If the applicant does not show up at the allocated time of visit without any prior notice, WSD reserves the right to refuse applications from the relevant individual, school and organisation for visiting the waterworks facilities in the future.
  10. If there are any changes in the number of participants, applicant must make request through our enquiry hotline (Theme 1) 2180 9676 ; (Theme 2) 2368 3933 or by fax (2824 0578) or email (wsdinfo@wsd.gov.hk) at least one week before the date of visit. WSD’s confirmation is required for all applications for changes in the number of participants to be effective. Due to limited availability of guided tours, acceptance of the change request is subject to the final decision of WSD.
  11. Participants shall arrange for their own transportation to the assembly point. Transportation between the assemble point, the dismissal point and the facilities are provided by WSD.
  12. Participants are required to arrive at the assembly location on time. If it is necessary to change the assembly time and/or location or even cancel the scheduled tour due to unexpected circumstances, WSD will notify the participants by telephone as soon as practicable.
  13. The guided tours will be arranged on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to allow more people to participate in the programme, WSD would review the booking situation and allocate no more than 40% of the guided tours on weekends to schools or organisations and reserve 60% of the guided tours on weekends for individual participants.
  14. (For group applicants) To enable more interested schools or organisations to visit our facilities, a school or an organisation could at most participate FOUR guided tours.
  15. Upon receipt of the application, WSD will inform the successful applicants through SMS at least 3 weeks before the date of visit. WSD will also notify the unsuccessful applicants through SMS.
  16. The visiting session will be cancelled if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above; or Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued and still in force 3 hours before the visit is scheduled to begin.
  17. WSD will decide to continue or suspend the visiting programme depending on the weather or the actual situation of the visiting venue.
  18. WSD reserves the right to cancel any pre-arranged visiting programme by giving an advance notice.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 19 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 of all the participants for insurance procurement.
  21. All participants of the guided tours (except for tour participants, who are aged 15 or below and accompanied by an adult or aged 65 or above, are unable to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application), are required to bring with them a smartphone having installed the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application throughout the tour and are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code whenever they board a means of transport and enter a venue (including attractions) that displays such a QR code.
  22. Participants should comply with all the anti-epidemic measures of COVID-19 set out by the Government throughout the visits.
  23. The WSD will take photos and videos for participants during the event and use the photos and videos for the purpose of promotion and publicity. Should the participants do not agree with such arrangement, please inform the tour guide of the guided tour on the event day and sign the form of "Notice of Objection for Use of Photos and Videos Taken during the Event for the Purpose of Promotion and Publicity".
  24. 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.

Personal Data Collection Statement

  1. Purpose of Collection: The personal data provided by means of this form will only be used for processing the application of visiting facilities of WSD and disseminating WSD information.
  2. Classes of Transferees: The personal data you provide by means of this form may be disclosed to other government bureaux and departments and other related organisations for the purposes mentioned in point 1 above.
  3. Access to Personal Data: You have a right of access and correction with respect to personal data as provided for in sections 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data provided in this form subject to payment of a fee.
  4. Enquiries: For enquiries concerning the personal data collected by means of this form, including the making of access and corrections, please contact our Public Relations Unit (Address: Water Supplies Department, 48/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong).
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