Constructed in 1912. Partially destroyed in a typhoon on the same year due to the lack of a spillway. Originally called the Osmena Waterworks. Renamed as Buhisan Dam as it is situated in the Barangay of Buhisan, Cebu City.
It is maintained and operated by the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD).
In recent years, the dam's capacity to hold water has diminished due to siltation. As of date, the Buhisan reservoir is being dredged to regain its former water retention capacity.
It will be celebrating its centennial in 2012. #buhisan #Cebu_City #dam #heritage #prewar