GENERAL PROJECT

Grassholme Reservoir Safety

Together with our supply partners Interserve we plan to carry out essential maintenance and improvement works to Grassholme reservoir over the next three years. These works are needed to ensure the resilience of the reservoir and improve its surrounding environment. During the work we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum and ensure residents and users of the reservoir area are not unduly inconvenienced. We'd really like to hear from you if you have any questions or comments so please get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below.

Project updates

Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

You may remember my last update where I predicted levels at the Reservoir returning to normal within 2 to 3 weeks? this was allowing for a rise of around 1foot per day and did not take account of the Lunedale weather. As it was the rain brought levels back to normal that weekend and as you can see by the below photographs it is very high right now. Ground work has been slow this last week due to the rain fall but we are continueing to establish the site. Hope this weekends weather is kinder for you

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

This week we have completed the last of the ground investigations and enabling work in the wet areas and so the reservoir water level will be allowed to rise in a gradual, managed process. We expect that the reservoir return to normal levels within the next two to three weeks after which activies such as sailing and fishing will return to normal. We will continue with establishing our work site and access route but this shouldnt cause any disruption; then reinstating any affected areas and cleaning the roads of mud from site traffic.

We will be returning to carry out further work on the reservoir early next year, we will advise a date nearer the time depending on weather, and the water  will be reduced again to a similar level where it is now.

 

 

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We have started work on establishing the site compound and are now working on the access road to Cote House Caravan Park. We will be removing some sections of the fencing and widening the road to allow for safe vehicle entry and exit, and establishing a road onto the site area for setting up. We will share some photographs when we have a set up in place.

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

We are currently carrying out essential maintenance and improvement works to Grassholme reservoir. These works are needed to ensure the resilience of the reservoir and improve its surrounding environment. From Monday 9th September 2019 until December 2019 we will be carrying out groundwork excavations and setting up a site compound in the areas shown below. This may lead to some access restrictions although we will try to keep all pathways and access routes open and accessible. The reservoir will be maintained at its current level to enable us to deliver some investigations and preparation in advance of next years planned works. We anticipate the reservoir refilling later this year to its normal level. The reservoir will be lowered again early next year. The project team will continue to minimise disruption to reservoir users. It is anticipated that sailing and fishing will continue during the work although some unavoidable restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of users as well as our staff.

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We have been carrying out some ground investigation work around the reservoir over the past couple of weeks. This should be finished by the end of this week. Next week we will be starting to establish our site compound with access off the road leading to Cote House Farm Caravan Park. We have selected this location as we think it will be the best location to minimise disruption. 

You may have noticed the current discharge of water through the scour valve into the River Lune. We need to bring the water level in the reservoir down about 4 metres temporarily to do some investigative work. Due to the amount of rain recently we are discharging water through the scour valve into the river. It looks quite spectacular but the river is handling it nicely.

We will further update over the next couple of weeks as the site develops and we have more news.

 

 

 

 

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Update by Amanda Hunt

Morning.

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to those of you who were able to pop along and meet the project team at theThe Fishing Lodge last night.

The customer event was a huge success and an ideal opportunity for our project team to meet visitors and local residents. 

We were fortunate to have good weather and I was particularly impressed with the stunning location on such a beautiful day.

We will continue to keep you updated and please dont hesitate to keep in touch using the contact us button at the top of the page.

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Update by Amanda Hunt

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself.

I'm Amanda Hunt, Customer Care Manager for Northumbrian Water and part of the project team who will be at Grassholme Fishing Lodge from 3pm today. I am really looking forward to it and despite the weather, if your can please feel free to join us and find out more about the project. 

If you can't make it you can always use the 'Contact us' button at the top of this page if you have any queries or would like to speak to us. Whichever way is best, we'd really like to hear from you.

Thanks

Amanda

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

We will be holding a customer event on Wednesday 19th June 2019 between 2pm and 7pm at the Fishing Lodge at Grassholme Reservoir there will be tea, coffee and the opportunity to find out more about the project. All are welcome, we look forward to seeing you there

 

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Update by Brian Hall

Hello everyone

My name is Brian Hall, I am the Interserve customer manager for this project and I will oversee the community engagement at Grassholme revervoir while work is being carried out. I will try to ensure a high level of customer service and community engagement and will be visiting the site on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact me if you  have any questions or comments about the work. 

Brian

 

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Update by Brian Hall

A Customer event day is planned for June 2019. We will update this page and inform key stakeholders in advance of the event. The event is likely to take place at the reservoir lodge shop.  We'd really like to hear from you if you have any questions or comments so please get in touch using the 'Contact us' button at the top of the page or leave a comment below.

 

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